Monday storm’s strong winds cause damage & knock out power

TENNESSEE VALLEY, (WHNT) – The western half of the Tennessee Valley was under a Tornado Watch for several hours Monday evening as strong storm rolled through the state.

Thankfully, preliminary reports of damage were not as severe as storms that hit late last week.

WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Jake Reed posted this image in our storm live blog at 10 p.m. Monday night:

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The blue dots indicate where wind damage has been officially reported behind the main line of storm.

Photo: Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson

Photo: Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson

In Athens, we received confirmed reports of damage from city officials that included several roads blocked by trees and a steeple damaged at Hispanic First Baptist on Madison St .

Crews in Huntsville are currently working to restore power outages in northwest Huntsville from Stringfield Road to south of Mastin Lake Road to Tucker Road, and from Rosedale Drive to Pulaski Pike, including Knollwood Drive. They are also working to restore an outage in the area south of Airport Road to Four Mile Post Road between Memorial Parkway and Whitesburg Drive.

Several other small outages were caused by the storm in Huntsville and Madison.

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