Carroll County Highway Dept., fire departments across the county, emergency crews were out as soon as the storm had subsided.
All of the damage to Carroll County roads was in Road Supervisor Scotty Bailey’s District 2. Eight employees of the Carroll County Highway Department plus their equipment that included two back hoes, and a front end loader were out cutting trees that had fallen across roads, along with fire department personnel across the county.
Blocked roads included Hilliard, Reynolds, Futrell, Chapel Hill, Vick, Bruceton Vale, Red Williams and Barren Springs Church.
Bailey, who lives on the Browning Highway, said he stood on his porch and watched the tornado go over.
“That night we got roads passable,” said Bailey. “Carroll County is lucky that someone didn’t get killed.”
District I Road Supervisor Ricky Scott said it’s good to know that people want to help.
“We had plenty of help with farmers and fire departments coming out with equipment.”
Volunteers from fire departments came out from all over the county to help clear roads.
Kenny Chandler of Hollow Rock said District 15 Fire Department was one of the ones that was out clearing roads. Firemen helped clear Highway 114 that had several trees down. For awhile persons couldn’t get through because of downed power lines.
“We got the roads cleared around 3 a.m.,” said Chandler.
Eight members of the Carroll County Rescue Squad were out assisting as well, according to captain Curt Taylor.
Damage assessment was conducted by the American Red Cross, the day after the tornado. Carroll countians assisting the Red Cross were Patty Brotherton, Barbara Chandler and Jenny Bratton.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Department deputies were out patrolling the roads and reporting their findings to the proper emergency agency.