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East Tennesseans waking up to storm damage, power outages, flooded roads

Storms also hit McCreary Co. in Southeast Kentucky, tearing the roof from the county's public library.

MONROE COUNTY, Tennessee — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said heavy rain in the area led to flooded roads "throughout" the county. 

It's one of several East Tennessee counties waking up to storm damage Monday. MCSO said it's also received reports of storm damage: Numerous downed trees, power lines down, and one report of weather-related property damage. 

Dispatchers said most of the downed trees and power lines are in the Tellico Plains area, especially in the city limits.

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Thousands of people in East Tennessee also lost power. As of 1:15 p.m. Monday, around 1,516 KUB customers were without power.. 

Fort Loudoun Electric, which provides power for Monroe, Blount and Loudon counties, reported 2,800 members without power Monday morning.

Volunteer Energy Cooperative crews worked hard overnight to restore power. At 1 a.m., they had more than 16,000 customers without power. As of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, that was down to around 5,475. Crews are still out and they expect power to be restored to everyone during the day.

Most of those outages were in Bradley County, which was one of the hardest-hit areas.

Plateau Electric Cooperative, which serves Scott County, didn't provide specific outage numbers, but said its crews have been out all night working to repair damage and restore power to customers.

Storms also hit McCreary County in Kentucky, causing damage throughout the area. Dispatchers said the storms tore the roof off of the McCreary County Public Library, as well as an apartment building off of Main Street and Geary Street. 

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Credit: Kevin Cross
The storm also damaged this structure in Hamilton County.