UPDATE: Damage reported across Tennessee Valley
EPB is now reporting approximately 17,000 homes and businesses that are without power at this time. The areas with the highest concentration of outages are Red Bank, where a little over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power, Hixson, Signal Mountain, North Chattanooga, and the Shallowford Road/Tyner area. They have numerous outages moving out from there, into more remote locations of their service area.
Dozens of damage reports have been pouring into the Eyewitness Newsroom this afternoon.
The Chattanooga Red Cross has set up a shelter at Red Bank Baptist for residents whose homes were damaged in the storm.
Power lines and trees down all over the area. According to EPB, just over 28,000 are still without power, that's an improvement from the height of the storm.
Areas with the most widespread outages:
- Signal Mountain
- Shallowford around Tyner
- Hixson Northgate Mall area
- Red Bank and Moccasin Bend
- East Brainerd
- North Chattanooga
- Ooltewah Collegedale
- East Chattanooga
- Harrison Hwy 58
- East Ridge
So many trees have hit houses in Red Bank that the city is setting up a command post at 4400 block of Dayton Blvd.
3500 Broad St at St Elmo – reports of a tree on car
4201 Oakland Terrace - tree on house
1223 Marlboro Ave - tree on house
Redding Road - lines down
Pineville Rd near WGOW Talk Radio - bldg damaged
GPS area - trees everywhere, trees on cars, power lines down
Norcross Rd near BP - trees and power lines down
Talley Road - trees/lines down
Bradley County dispatch and numerous viewers report the roof of the Johnston Coca-Cola plant on APD 40 is has blown off the building.
New TORNADO WARNING issued for DeKalb County, AL until 2:15 CT.
Jasper: Plate glass windows at Jasper Pharmacy have been blown out
Chattanooga: Tree down on Hwy 27 & large metal road signs mangled.
Greenlife Grocery on Manufacturers – plate glass windows blown out
Airport Road Hertz – roof blown off biz
Fairmont /Shallowford -- a lot of trees on houses, trees down in roads
Live lines down Lindsey & 5th
Traffic light blown down Market & 11th
Signal Mountain: Reports of several large trees are down on James Road, Mississippi, & East Brow
Red Bank: Dayton Blvd tree on house