LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon with gusty winds near 40 mph and 1" hail. Localized flooding is also a concern as over an inch of rain is possible in places today.
SPEEDWELL, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee National Guard engineers are lending a hand in northeast Tennessee, where a tornado caused significant damage last month.
The tornado hit the Speedwell area July 27 with winds greater than 140 mph, and storms also caused damage in Campbell and Claiborne counties.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency requested heavy equipment and personnel to assist beginning Aug. 3.located in Trenton, is leading the operation with 16 soldiers from the 190th Mobility Augmentation Company; 10 soldiers from the 212th Engineer Company with both units located in Paris and Camden; six soldiers from the 913th Horizontal Engineer Company from Union City;
The Tennessee National Guard says the 230th Engineer Battalion, one soldier from the 230th Headquarters/Headquarters Company; and five soldiers from the Forward Support Company in Trenton.
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