Cookeville mayor assesses storm damage, stresses patience in return to normalcy

(Courtesy: Putnam County Emergency Management)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Winds topping at 95 mph tore through Cookeville Saturday night.

It snapped trees, toppled power lines and left people in the dark.

Crews have been working hard to clear trees from roadways.

(Courtesy: Putnam County Emergency Management)

Sunday morning, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton said it had been a long night for crews all over town.

“With a storm like this, it’s just, asking people to have patience,” said Shelton. “As you know – the electric department, public works, police, fire, EMS personnel … just, thoughts and prayers to them and their families as they work to try and help each of their citizens get back to some sense of normalcy here in our city.”

Mayor Shelton also said the city crews were continuing to assess the damage throughout Sunday.

No serious injuries were reported.