Storm damages buildings at Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State Univesity
(Photo: WKRN)

Quick moving storms caused damage to Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, about 50 miles north of Nashville Thursday evening.

Officials from the university told Nashville's News 2 a large section of the roof to the Sundquist Science building was blown off.

A window was also blown out of the Margaret Fort Trahern Art and Drama complex. The building also sustained water damage.

“We have a lot of tree limbs down of debris. We have had some significant damage,” Bill Persinger of Austin Peay State University said.

The school's soccer field and baseball field's dugout were also damaged.

The campus lost power during the storm, however officials said crews restored electricity a short time later.

No injuries were reported.

Downed trees and power lines were also reported in nearby areas of Clarksville.

“All of the sudden it started raining. Then the winds came roaring through, then I heard a snap [of the power lines],” resident Doris Smith said.

In addition to the damage to her home, Smith said she is concerned about keeping her family's food from spoiling, as well as keeping her young grandchild cool as temperatures rise on Friday.

“We have a 16-month grandchild,” she said.

In Murfreesboro, several trees were also toppled over during the summer storm.

A home located on Fletz Circle received damage after a tree fell on its roof.

No injures were reported.

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