Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
A blast of wind tour off part of the metal roof at the SHS field house Monday morning. The
springlike weather has now given way to colder air.
|Published: 8:45 AM, 12/12/2012
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-It has felt more like late
March and April this month so far with Christmas parades held in 60
and 70-degree weather.
But the balmy, spring-like weather
caught up to Monroe County Monday morning when a cold front slammed
into the warm air and created a line of strong storms. Those storms
struck with high winds and heavy rain just before school started
Monday, leaving trees down in various parts of the county.
Some of the most visible damage was at
Sweetwater High School.
Sweetwater High Assistant Principal
Rhex Rhodes spent part of the morning cleaning up after high winds
blew the roof off the football field house with some of the debris
landing on his pickup truck.
Rhodes was at SHS when the storm struck
around 6:15 a.m.
"It sounded like a downburst," he
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