Roane County campground hit hard by storms

Roane County campground hit hard by storms

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The Riley Creek Campground in Kingston was one areas hit hard. There were more than a dozen trees blown over there. The Riley Creek Campground in Kingston was one areas hit hard. There were more than a dozen trees blown over there.
"We've had 13 locations that we've been throughout the night," said Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson. "We've had 13 locations that we've been throughout the night," said Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.
"I could hear them, when I started hearing stuff crashing," said camper Josh Phillips. "I grabbed Becca and told her to get the kids and get in the vehicle." "I could hear them, when I started hearing stuff crashing," said camper Josh Phillips. "I grabbed Becca and told her to get the kids and get in the vehicle."

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KINGSTON (WATE) - Severe storms did a considerable amount of damage in Roane County overnight.

The major problem was downed trees.

"We've had 13 locations that we've been throughout the night," said Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

The Riley Creek Campground in Kingston was one areas hit hard. There were more than a dozen trees blown over there.

"Last night there were trees down on top of campsites," said camper Brandi Rucker, "Down on the lake area there were trees down everywhere."

One tree landed on top of a RV, but fortunately the family was not there at the time. No injures were reported at the campground.

"I could hear them, when I started hearing stuff crashing," said camper Josh Phillips. "I grabbed Becca and told her to get the kids and get in the vehicle."

"We went back to our house last night because the kids was scared to death and we could not get them calmed down," said Rucker.

County officials say all the recent rain is not helping.

"The ground is already so saturated the trees are just starting to fall with the wind," said Ferguson.

Everyone here says they were glad no one was injured.

"Everybody was lucky, and fortunately nothing bad, bad happened," said Rucker.

All of the roads in Roane County that were blocked by trees have now been cleared.

At last check, road crews were still working on a small rock slide on Old Airport Road.

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