A woman was injured by a falling tree at a home on Nesper Road during the storms on Sunday, Oak Ridge officials said.
A storm at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday hit Oak Ridge with heavy rain and strong winds, the city said.
“As a result, there were widespread power outages across the city with downed power lines and fallen trees,” the city said.
Emergency crews responded to many storm damage calls, including a roof that was partially blown off a building on Warehouse Road. Trees fell on buildings and houses and across roads.
The woman hit by the falling tree at her home on Nesper Road was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the City of Oak Ridge said.
Many traffic control signals did not function temporarily, but crews worked on repairs late Sunday afternoon and early Sunday evening.
“As a reminder, please do not dial 911 due to a power outage unless you are injured or have an emergency,” the city said.
The city advised residents to save the CodeRed Emergency Notification number, (865) 425-3434, in their mobile phones and answer if called from this number.
“The call will contain important weather updates and emergency information,” the city said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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