Storm roars through Calhoun County early Tuesday evening
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A severe thunderstorm left its mark Tuesday after fierce straight line winds knocked down trees and pulled out utility lines, dropping them across roads throughout Calhoun County.
Many were left without power. Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel, deputies and emergency crews were patrolling the county looking for storm damage and blocking off roads early Tuesday evening.
“A tree fell on a house on North 69, there was some damage in the Mossy Pond area and one accident related to the storm,” the sheriff said around 8 p.m. CT.
One family reported losing part of their roof and discovered something embedded in their ceiling.
Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall said things were cleared up pretty quickly in the city even though they had to deal with fallen trees and power lines. He said just as the storm started picking up, a truck lost a large load of tin “right in the middle of Main Street.” Crews stopped to clear the way before returning to deal with the storm.