Fentress Battered by Heavy Winds

The large tree at the southeast corner of Mark Twain Park in Jamestown fell, along with several others, as a result of heavy gusts that pounded the Upper Cumberland region Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019. The tree crushed a bench and a picnic table in its path, but did not damage any structures.


Two days of heavy winds, occasionally in excess of 40 mph, caused extensive damage across Fentress County, felling several trees, blocking roadways and cutting off power to multiple citizens. Damage was experienced all across the county, with trees blocking roads as far apart as Highway 62 east to north Highway 127 and at multiple locations in between.

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