Killer Storm No Match For People In Snake Creek Marina
Latimer and Cherokee counties were affected by damage caused by storms. Strong winds and heavy rains were experienced in Latimer County.Advertisement
Much of the damage occurred in the Buffalo Valley area.
One home, three barns and a travel trailer were damaged in the storm. A tornado reportedly touched down at around 3:30 a.m., according to county’s emergency management office. However, the confirmation as to whether it was a tornado has not been made by the National Weather Service.
A microburst caused significant damage to Snake Creek Marina and campground on Wednesday night, as reported by news9.com. As a result, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area at 11:40 p.m. by the National Weather Service. Capsized boats and house boats with torn roofs at the marina reflected the damage caused by strong winds.
A woman who was trapped inside her RV sustained an injury to her arm.
Ed Ogdon, who was camping at the marina, spoke about the injured woman and damage caused as a result of the severe weather. “Man, our trailer was a rocking and the hail was coming down so hard and heavy,” he said. “It did that for so long, and then when it finally slowed up and she opened up the door and she heard our neighbor over here hollering ‘help, help, help.’”
The Ogdons also helped out a family that got tossed around in the storm. “They’re really, really, shook up. He had a bad place on his arm and he was holding his tummy and, you know, her arm is broken twice, so they’re really shook up,” Regina Ogdon said.
Almost 8 inches of rain was experienced in southern Cherokee County, including Cookson, as reported by NewsOn6.com. Rainfall measuring between 7 and 8 inches was experienced in northern Adair County.