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Rough weather leaves mess in W. Tenn.

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Snapped power lines remain in Brownsville as the West Tennessee town was hit hard with strong winds. Snapped power lines remain in Brownsville as the West Tennessee town was hit hard with strong winds.
Trees caused damage and cut power to a campground where several people were taking part in a church revival. It smashed this cabin, but no one was inside. Trees caused damage and cut power to a campground where several people were taking part in a church revival. It smashed this cabin, but no one was inside.

(WMC-TV) - A rough round of weather moved through the Mid-South Thursday leaving behind a mess in some areas.

Snapped power lines remain in Brownsville as the West Tennessee town was hit hard with strong winds. It left people like Tim Schmidt is the dark.

"It's pretty hot in [the house], lots of tree branches down, both our neighbors' roofs got tore off," he said.

Crews from the city's utility company and Southwest Tennessee Electric are busy getting power turned back on in the hot summer heat.

Brownsville's mayor estimates about 90 percent of the city has power again.

Trees caused damage and cut power to a campground where several people were taking part in a church revival. It smashed this cabin, but no one was inside.

"We gathered down by the tree and sang some songs and gave thanks because no one was hurt. So it was kind of like a thanksgiving service," said revival participant.

In a different area, a family was displaced across town after a massive tree ripped through an apartment unit on its way to the ground.

Back on Schmidt's street, workers continue to clear the road while homeowners clean up their properties from a powerful storm that people say came out of nowhere.

"It didn't seem like no big deal and then all of a sudden it just started coming," he said. "It came from the east not from the west like it usually does."

The city offered cooling stations Friday. Some homes will remain without power because of blown transformers, but the city hopes to have the power and air conditioning turned back on for almost all residents by nightfall Friday.

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