State and local officials are manning a command post as crews are working to clear trees and downed power lines after a storm swept through Philadelphia, Tenn., on Wednesday afternoon.
Loudon County Emergency Management Director Darrell Smith said officials were actively involved in determining damage from the storm that National Weather Service meteorologists said leveled a barn and pelted structures with hail.
“The good news is we have absolutely no injuries or fatalities reported,” Smith said. “We have not cleared every area affected but we have cleared many of them. We have numerous trees down and we are clearing them. There is storm damage to numerous homes, barns and property in Philadelphia.”