Gallery: Strong winds wreak havoc in the greater Chattanooga area
A storm Thursday produced winds strong enough to cause problems ranging from a boat capsizing on water to spreading brush fires on land.
A boat containing about a dozen people on Chickamauga Lake near the Island Cove boat ramp off Highway 58 capsized because of the heavy wind, according to officials. Two people received CPR and were taken by ambulance to Erlanger hospital, accorcing to Bill Tittle, chief of Hamilton County Emergency Management. There also have been isolated injuries throughout the county, he said.
Evening storms were also the catalyst for widespread fires Friday.
According to a dispatcher, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office received incessant calls that heavy winds knocked down trees and power lines, sparking several brush fires from one end of the county to the other, the dispatcher said, calling the evening "a mess."
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