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Several homes lose power in East Tennessee after storms, power gradually restored Saturday

Intense storms swept through several states Saturday morning, causing massive damage in states like Kentucky and in the western parts of Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Storms swept through several states on Saturday, bringing destruction with them. They did not cause as much damage in East Tennessee as they did in regions of Kentucky and western Tennessee, but communities still felt their effects.

The storms knocked out power for thousands of people, according to utility boards. The Knoxville Utility Board reported that 904 people lost power as of 8:30 p.m., spread across the area. They also warned people not to approach downed power lines while crews made repairs and restored power.

The City of Alcoa reported only 26 people without power at around the same time. The Lenoir City Utility Board also reported 801 people were affected by power outages, mostly in Knoxville.

Power was mostly restored in areas like Jefferson City and Dandridge, though. The Appalachian Electric Cooperative said that only 111 people did not have electricity.

Anyone can visit this article to find links that provide information about whether power was down in your area.

The number of customers without power has been reduced to approximately 3,500 as crews continue to work quickly and...

Posted by Knoxville Utilities Board on Saturday, December 11, 2021

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