PORTLAND, Tenn. - The strong storms damaged two businesses in Portland Thursday night.
Officers arrived at the Daido Corporation facility on Fred White Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that the back wall of a warehouse collapsed.
"My cleaning crew was in here cleaning the office when apparently the wind blew the back wall down and knocked out the fire sprinkler system and the fire marshal showed up and the roof had blown off when the fire marshal came in," said Daido VP Jim Allen.
Several people were working out in warehouses when they experienced the power of the storm firsthand.
"We were working when the storms came rumbling through. We shut all our doors and I'm guessing 70 or 80 mph straight line winds, we got a tractor trailer down in our lot and parts of roofs and trees down all over," said witness Dean Philpot.
No one was reportedly injured.
The Vice President of Daido Corporation said the materials and boxes inside can be replaced.
Crews will assess the damage at daylight, but the warehouse may have to be torn down.
A tractor trailer was turned on its side as a result, and a roof was seen wrapped around a tree.
Another business in the area also sustained damage from the wind.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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