Storm damage in Aberdeen

By Ray Van Dusen/Monroe Journal

Aberdeen building inspector David Low, left, and Mayor Cecil Belle assess damage incurred during Thursday night’s storm that swept through town.

A section of a tin roof from part of the downtown strip was peeled off by the estimated 65 mile per hour winds. The bulk of the damage was reported in downtown Aberdeen, but limbs and debris were blown down through the entire town, including a tree that was brought down over Columbus Street.

Crews from the Aberdeen Electric Department were dispatched after midnight and worked through the early morning hours and into Friday to restore power to the city. Thursday’s storm was part of a system that killed two people at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.