A tree lies atop a truck near Dalton. WRCbtv.com photo
A tree was toppled near mobile home in Dalton. WRCbtv.com photo
UPDATE: A wave of storms bullied their way through the Tennessee Valley Wednesday morning.
Strong, gusty winds that topped nearly 60 mph and large hail were detected, and there were reports of tornadoes touching down near Dawnville.
The National Weather Service determines, based on reviewing radar and evidence left behind if a tornado actually formed and touched down.
They would also determine the wind speeds and give it a rating based on the Enhanced Fujita Tornado Damage Scale (EF).
Storm shelters were opened as a precautionary measure in several counties in advance of the storm.
In Whitfield County, several trees and power lines fell after this morning's storm.
On Pleasant Grove Drive, a large oak tree fell in a neighbor's yard. It was just feet away from her home. The homeowner says she's called her insurance company to file a claim and hopes to have the mess cleaned up tomorrow.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for much of the Channel 3 viewing area until 8:00pm ET.
Emergency management Director Claude Craig asks everyone to stay away from downed trees & power lines! Don't interfere w/ emergency crews. pic.twitter.com/roEbdv2DzK