Tuesday's storms cause widespread damage, power outages

Storm damage in Middle Valley. (Image: WTVC)

Tuesday evening's strong storms caused widespread damage throughout the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.

If your home was damaged by last night's storms you can see if you qualify for help by contacting the Tennessee Valley Red Cross, at 423-265-3455.

See viewer photos and share yours here.

Several schools were forced to close or delay classes on Wednesday, and there were several reports of trees down across roadways.

EPB crews continue to restore widespread power outages. So are crews with North GA EMC:

In Hamilton County, County Mayor Jim Coppinger has relaxed burning rules so people can help dispose of the debris created by the storms.

Lookout Valley High School's baseball field had some damage.

There were reports of damage throughout Middle Valley in Hamilton County.

In Dade County, one family was in their home when strong winds ripped off their roof. (Read more about that here).

The National Weather Service's preliminary estimate is that winds topped out at 70 miles per hour.

Elsewhere, crews were busy cleaning up all over the area.

And viewers shared local storm damage on our Facebook page.

And the hail was not good for many car owners.

Submit your storm photos here.

We continue to track the storm damage throughout the day. Depend on us for updates as we get them.

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