Straight line winds leave a messy clean up in Rhea County


SPRING CITY, Tenn. (WDEF)- Saturday night thunderstorms and 80 to 90 mile per hour straight line winds ripped through Rhea County.

This morning, citizens woke up to an unbelievable sight.

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For hours, residents, neighbors and loved ones cleaned up trees and other debris from roads and driveways.

They overlooked the Coronavirus and they all pitched in to lend a helping hand.

Gage Henry says, “Mainly it’s just about what the neighbors are doing, how the community is handling it. Everyone out here kind of knows each other or has seen each other at some point. So, everybody, kinda this bond has formed and it doesn’t matter if your house is a kilometer away or just 50 feet.”

Thousands of people are still without power and they do not know when the power will be restored.

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.