PORTLAND, Tenn. (WKRN) — As severe weather brought hail, wind and a possible tornado to Portland, it left behind an extensive trail of damage. Sumner County Mayor, Anthony Holt, confirms four people were injured in the storm.
The National Weather Service said on Friday, straight-line winds were to blame for the damage on Cook Rd., White Rd., and Hwy. 259 and other areas in Portland.
As you drive down the roads you see countless uprooted trees, downed powerlines, and debris scattered. Firetrucks line the roadway, as first responders assist homeowners surveying the damage left behind.
Several barns can be seen with parts of the roofs caved in or blown away. Shingles stick up on houses. Trees block homeowner’s driveways. Even, some windows can be seen smashed in from the storm.
Also spotted, neighbors helping neighbors as efforts get underway to cleanup before the next round of storm hits. Some homeowners with chainsaws work to clear up the fallen trees and tree limbs, and also some tarps are going up.