Updated 5/24/17 2:34 pm
The Whitwell, TN community received another unhealthy dose of mother nature in last nights storms. With several homes without power through much of the night and crews working throughout the night to clear roads and restore services, many are thankful for the diligence of the entities involved including Sequatchee Valley Electric Co-op (SVEC), the Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department, the Whitwell Police Department and the city’s street department.
Todd Brown, Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department Chief said, “We had trees and power lines down in 16 different locations. we did a have about 3 homes receiving minor damage and at least 2 vehicles. Over half of the city was without power until after midnight but thankfully SVEC worked non stop to restore power as soon as they possibly could. We had 15 responders from the fire department and 3 police officers out and our city manager so in all we had 19 responders working to clear streets and secure areas with lines down. Steve Lamb with Marion County EMA also responded with a portable generator to provide power to an elderly resident that uses an oxygen machine. No injuries reported but we did have an ambulance respond to one residence with damage for an unrelated medical issue.”
Be sure and see the May 30 Jasper Journal for complete coverage and pictures.