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Trees down on Harrison Pike in Bradley County.
Hunter Road in Hamilton County.
Damage at the Island Cove Marina.
(WRCB) - As the strong storm cells move out of the area, we are getting damage reports from across the viewing area. Here's the latest.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirms weather-related injures, but no deaths. Extreme damage confirmed at Island Cove Marina. Confirmed trees down near Hunter Road. Confirmed Reports of homes with damage on Short Tail Road of Highway 58. Tree has struck a school bus on Short Tail Road. Bus driver injured. No kids on bus. Trees down on Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Reports of homes damaged at: Apison Lane, Snow Hill Road, Davis Mill, Savannah Trail, Hampton Cove Drive, Fincher Road Confirmed homes damaged at Heron Bay, Savannah Bay and Island Point.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department has closed the following Roads:
Shorttail Springs at Hunter Road
Island Point at Greenwood
Snowhill at Greenwood
Mahan Gap @ Snowhill
Ooltewah Georgetown @ Mahan Gap
Roy Lane at Providence
Snowhill @ Shorttail Springs
Little Debbie Parkway @ Apison Pike
Hunter Road @Mountain View
Bradley County mayor's office confirms three homes have been destroyed, 12 with major damage, 18 with moderate damage and a total of 45 homes affected.
The EMA estimates total damage at approximately $1,345,091.75
2 people were injured as a result of the storm and transported to ShyRidge medical center with non-life threatening injuries.
Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis, Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, EMA Director Troy Spence, 911 Director Joe Wilson, and County Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody are scheduled to do an aerial tour of the damaged areas first thing Saturday morning.
The roof has been removed off Ingles grocery store in Murphy, along with multiple vehicles,damaged by the storm.
Also, the storm has destroyed the roof of Big Lots.
Channel 3 is working to get the latest from Cherokee County and will have updates as soon as they become available.
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:47 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:47:12 GMT
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