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2 Buildings Damaged As High Winds Hit Trousdale Co; No Injures Reported

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2 Buildings Damaged As High Winds Hit Trousdale Co; No Injures Reported

CREATED Jun 11, 2014
by Emily Luxen

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. – A strong storm packing high winds damaged two buildings in Trousdale County. No injuries were reported.

The fast moving storm rolled into the area around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and damaged two buildings used to store mowing and other equipment near Trousdale High School in Hartsville.

Eric Vetetoe, a coach for the baseball and football team, was mowing the football field along with his 2-year-old son, Nolan, at the time the storm came through the area.

They took cover inside one of the nearby buildings, where their truck was parked. The roof started to collapse on the truck while they were inside.

"The next thing I know I’ve got the door open putting him in the car seat, and the tin roof starts popping and nails start flying everywhere," recalled Vetetoe.

Vetetoe said he then jumped on top of Nolan to protect him.

"It was one of those things where you don’t have a lot of time to think," said Vetetoe. " You just try and do the best you can do. The good Lord was with us and no one got hurt, so that was the good thing."

Vetetoe's truck and a school bus were damaged. Another nearby building was also damaged. No one else was in the area at the time.

Wednesday afternoon crews from Trousdale County and the high school were assessing the damage and helping clean up the debris.

Email: eluxen@newschannel5.com