Strong storms caused widespread power outages, damage and even sparked some grass fires. "We have the highway department and public works working diligently because humidity is coming up it's going to get hot in people's homes," Maury County Fire Chief Mark Gandee said. Duck River Electric Membership Company had crews working to restore power to its customers. At the height of the outage more than 3,000 customers were without electricity. Chief Gandee also warned people about the continued fire risk due to dry conditions. "Once the sun comes back out in the morning we are going to be right back in the dry conditions we are in," he said. "I hope this doesn't give people a false sense of security on the fire danger."In fact during the storm, lightening was believed to have started two separate brush fires. One fire was on the north side of Maury County and another in the western part of the county. At Mary Baker's home the wind toppled a tree on to her cars. It also brought down a power line that caused power surge inside her home.
"The wind just picked up and then boom it was over," she said. "It was quick in fact we didn't know a limb had fallen until a TV caught on fire."She told Nashville's News 2 the surge also damaged other electronics and appliances inside her home. Baker was still unsure of the total amount of damage done to her cars."Right now the top is crushed in and the windshield is completely smashed out," she said. Baker was making arrangements for her family to stay somewhere else Monday night. The electric company told her it could be up to three weeks before repairs are completed on her electrical system. "Now I am going to put my children somewhere for the night because it is going to get hot," she said. Crews continued to move debris and power lines well into Monday evening. Other than an electric company worker who appeared to have a heat related illness, there were no injuries reported.