BLOG: Viewers across the Tennessee Valley share images of storm and reports on June 28

TENNESSEE VALLEY —  WHNT News 19 and The Weather Authority tracked a line of strong to severe thunderstorms that moved through the Valley on June 28. Viewers shared their photos and storm reports with us and we compiled them here in a blog.

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:04 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until 7 p.m. for the following counties:

Alabama: Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan

Tennessee: Franklin, Lincoln and Moore 

Blake Williams June 28, 20181:04 pm

Around 11:35 a.m. in Stevenson Ala. via Greg Crick 

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Tonya Swindled in her backyard in Hazel Green Ala. around 12:08 p.m. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2 p.m.for the following counties:
DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan

Blake Williams June 28, 20181:11 pm

Sonja in her front yard in New Market, Ala. around 12:16 p.m. 

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:13 pm

The National Weather Service has reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:01 p.m.of a tree in the road at Cathedral Caverns Highway and White Elephant Road in Marshall County. 

Blake Williams June 28, 20181:17 pm

Ellen Lewis sent us this photo from Toney, Ala. around 12:57 p.m. 

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Mike Nicholas sent us this photo from Harvest, Ala.

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The National Weather Service has reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:16 p.m.of trees down at Worthington Street in Scottsboro.

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Christine Parish off County Lake Road in New Market, Ala. 

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:24 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2 p.m.for the following counties:
Alabama: Madison

Tennessee: Lincoln
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The National Weather Service has reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:04 p.m.of trees down at Widgeon Drive in Scottsboro.

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C.D. Burton sent us this photo from Geraldine, Ala. 

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The National Weather Service has reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:04 p.m.of trees down at College Street in Scottsboro.

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Linda Perry taken this photo from Adtran in Huntsville around 12:15 p.m.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2 p.m.for the following counties:
Alabama: Lauderdale, Limestone and Madison
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Storms coming through Greenbrier via Patrick Stanford

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Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:35 pm

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported a tree across County Road 535 in Boxes Cove, northwest of Scottsboro.

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Kate Davenport took this as storms approach in Huntsville 

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Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:38 pm

Madison County Fire Dispatch reported four houses damaged at the 1500 block of Killingsworth Cove Road in Gurley.

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Highland Rim Road Fayetteville, TN from WHNT News 19’s Andrew Wickenhauser 

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Looking east from Cedar Cove toward Costco via Larry Brewer 

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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reported a tree down on power lines 2747 County Road 4 near Aroney.

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DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reported a tree down on County Road 281 near Crossville.

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The National Weather Service reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:40 p.m. of 65 mph wind gusts and pea-sized hail in Elkmont. 
Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:49 pm

The National Weather Service reported Thunderstorm Wind Damage at 1:43 p.m. of trees down at New Garden Road in Elkmont. 

Blake Williams June 28, 20181:53 pm

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:54 pm

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2:45 p.m. for the following counties:

Tennessee: Franklin, Lincoln and Moore


Alabama: Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limesone, Madison, and Morgan
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Tylor Stevens in Boaz, Ala. 

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:57 pm

Emergency Management Crews reported a tree on a house with severe damage on Highway 75 in Marshall County. No injuries were reported.

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Vickie Angle Conner sent us this photo from Harvest, Ala. 

Noel Geiger June 28, 20181:58 pm

Emergency Management Crews reported a tree down on County Road 253 near Kilpatrick in Albertville.

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Emergency Management Crews reported trees down from northern Limestone County to Athens.

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Shirley Bodine shared this photo from Arab, Ala.

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Emergency Management Crews reported a power pole snapped in Athens.

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Kristin sent us this photo near south Lincoln school in Lincoln County, Tenn.

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Breanna Richardson sent us the photo in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

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Limestone EMA is reporting trees and power lines down on Clay St at Ridge Rd. 

Jessica Grotjahn June 28, 20182:18 pm

Crews from the Decatur Utilities Electric
Department are currently working to restore power in the Hickory Hills and
Burningtree area. Approximately 500 customers are affected.

Blake Williams June 28, 20182:22 pm

City of Athens confirms 1,300 residents without power at this time

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Clements High School Bleachers via Wendy Gallien in Limestone County

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Big branch fell because of wind in Decatur via Gracie Asher

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2 large trees uprooted right outside Section (Jackson County)

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The football bleachers at Clements high school Athens from the wind damage via Robert Thompson 

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Boaz – by the Boaz Library via Amber Zimmerman 

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MADISON: The concert at the gazebo downtown is cancelled tonight due to thunderstorm watch and flash flooding watch until 7pm. The next concert will be held July 5th. https://www.madisonal.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=934

Blake Williams June 28, 20183:34 pm

MADISON: The concert at the gazebo downtown is cancelled tonight due to thunderstorms. The next concert will be held July 5th. https://www.madisonal.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=934

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On Pulaski Pike in Ardmore, Ala. via April Hicks 

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Taken at Redstone Arsenal near Martin Road at 12:30 p.m. right before the storm started. Photo by Joe Gaines.

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Evan Forsythe sent us this photo from Athens

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From the Athens Arts League Public Relations Chair Holly Hollman 

“Tonight’s Roses & Cigarettes Concert in Downtown Athens will be held rain or shine. If it is raining, it will be inside High Cotton Arts. If the weather permits, it will be on Washington Street in front of High Cotton Arts.

The concert is free and starts at 7 p.m. Spectators should bring a chair. 

Roses & Cigarettes is a L.A.-based touring in Nashville that is coming to Athens at the request of Athens Arts League.”

Blake Williams June 28, 20184:41 pm

ATHENS/LIMESTONE COUNTY: 2,200 without power. Wind damage from falling trees & limbs has led to outages throughout the county. Two utility poles fell in the Forrest Street area, and those are in the process of being replaced.

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Stephanie Brodka sent us this photo from the East Limestone Community.

Blake Williams June 28, 20184:45 pm

Huntsville Utilities Electric & Safety Crews have closed one lane of Keel Mountain Road between US Highway 72 and Mountain/Range Roads to remove a fallen tree from the Thursday afternoon severe thunderstorm that passed through Madison County. This intermittent lane closure is necessary to remove the tree that is across Keel Mountain Road and to replace utility equipment to restore service to the affected customers in the area. Weather permitting, crews anticipate reopening this closed portion of road by 10PM tonight.

During this alternating lane closure, utility crews will allow motorists to pass in the open lane as utility work permits. Motorists are asked to avoid this area if possible. Motorists traveling through this area are asked to do so with extreme caution as workers will be present. If possible, travelers are advised to plan an alternate route to minimize any inconvenience. If alternate routes are not available, be prepared for shifting traffic patterns and possible delays. Huntsville Utilities thanks the community for their patience and cooperation as we continue working to provide the most reliable services possible to our community.

Blake Williams June 28, 20184:47 pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts in Lewisburg Tenn. via Ashley Goins 

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Hanna Hawkins in Flat Rock, Ala. 

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From Limestone County District 3 Commissioner, Jason Black:

Strong winds caused many trees and power lines to fall in District III. Thanks to the employees of District III for the quick response and great work. Utility workers are diligently working to get power restored. Thanks to all the men taking care of us.

Blake Williams June 28, 20185:37 pm

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Tree down across our driveway in Elkmont and another across the street in Limestone County via Kim Boone