NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Cocke County experienced strong storms with damaging winds that tor apart area homes, businesses and school.
They knew it was bad when it hit but residents didn't realize the damage until daylight.
Cocke County High School had snapped tress along their football field. Also, the ticket booth roof was torn off and the score board was blown to the ground.
Across the street the Adult Learning Center was destroyed leaving pieces of the building scattered through the area.
Resident woke up to find trees scattered over their cars and homes; however, some worried that they wouldn't be able to clean up the destruction by themselves. But residents came together and helped each other by lending chain saws and moving fallen tree limbs out of the road.
It will take time to clean up the mess that strong storms left behind but community members are hopeful that things will get back to normal very soon.