Signal Mountain residents clean up after storm

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WDEF) — Signal Mountain residents are picking up the pieces, after Monday’s storm packed quite the punch.

Downed trees and crews working to remove them is what drivers saw Tuesday morning along Palisades Drive in Signal Mountain. Nearby streets saw downed power lines, with people working to repair them.

Troy Berger, who lives in Signal Mountain, spent the morning raking up debris.

“There was a lot of wind. It would come in gusts from time to time. There was a transformer that went out over here and a transformer that went out over there,” Berger said.

Some residents saw uprooted trees in their backyard. One homeowners says a tree crashed through his roof and destroyed his car.

Berger didn’t receive much damage, but was prepared for the worst.

“We just kind of watched it from the upstairs and out the window and kept our eyes on the trees and we were prepared with flashlights. We lost the power for awhile last night so we broke out all of the flashlights and whatnot,” Berger said.

He says the response was very quick.

“We had emergency vehicles up and down the road all night though checking everything out making sure that we are all okay and today we are just doing the cleanup,” Berger said.

Signal Mountain Police Department listed more than 30 addresses that had downed trees from Monday night’s storm.

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