A community gazebo collapsed and trees snapped at Rarity Ridge during a brief Wednesday afternoon storm, a resident said.
The wind damage, which occurred between about 4:15 and 4:30 p.m., appeared to be in a very localized area inside the residential development in west Oak Ridge, resident Bob Wolf said.
Soffits had blown off the front and rear porches of one home, and shingles were missing. Another house had its gutter torn off, and the white plastic fencing at several homes was damaged, Wolf said.
He estimated that a dozen to fifteen trees as big around as an arm had snapped.
Sam Roberts, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Morristown, said there were scattered storm reports across East Tennessee, including wind damage, one-inch hail in Hamblen County, trees down in Monroe and Hamilton counties and a few in Sevier County, and some reports of flooding in McMinn County, including water in the courthouse basement.