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Major damage in Walker after strong winds

3 years ago March 21, 2012 Mar 21, 2012 Wednesday, March 21 2012 Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:00:15 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

WALKER - A roof shingle stabbed into a tree gives an idea of just how strong the wind was when it blew through North Corbin Road, where a home lost its roof.

"It was really loud outside, the rain was blowing sideways our ears started popping and we heard the sound of a train," said Josh Anthony, who was next door when the winds hit.

The National Weather Service is still trying to decide whether the damage was from tornadic activity or from straight line winds. Either way, people in the area say it was a shocking experience.

"The dog all of a sudden started crying and barking and spinning around in circles, didn't know what was going on, and all of a sudden I heard what I thought was hail hitting the house, and it got louder and louder," said Tiffani Edmonston, who lives next door.

Experts say the damage leads them to believe winds between 79 m.p.h. and 114 m.p.h. blew through the area.

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