Storms blast through East Tennessee

Big Lots in Alcoa

MARYVILLE/ALCOA (WATE) – Strong to severe storms blasted parts of East Tennessee Saturday evening leaving behind wind damage in several locations.

One of the strongest storms hit Blount County around 5:35PM EDT.

At this time the National Weather Service out of Morristown issued a Significant Weather Advisory indicating the possibility of winds in excess of 40 mph for Blount County.

Keep in mind, that strength of wind is equivalent to the strength of a Tropical Storm, so seeing widespread damage is not surprising.

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