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1K in Tipton Co. still without power

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TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Tipton County Emergency Management said 1,350 homes are still without power as of Wednesday evening; Tuesday evening more than 10,000 in the county had no power.

Brighton resident Tori Fore's power was restored at her new home Wednesday afternoon; it was out since Sunday. She said a tree fell on power lines overnight Sunday into Monday, and when the power was finally restored on Tuesday another tree fell on another of their power lines.

"I wanted to cry because we just got everything fixed up in the yard, fixed up and then this happened," said Fore, "My fiancé sent me a picture of the power line down … stuff was tore off the house, trees were down and everything."

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Luckily she stayed with a relative, but others in Tipton County in similar situations headed to the Munford Parks and Recreation Center.

A steady flow of people came through the center to stay warm and about ten slept there overnight on Tuesday. The center's director said they were going to stay open Wednesday overnight as well.

"Red Cross came in and gave us access to cots that we have. We have a trailer that's got cots and towels and they're actually going to be able to go over and get a shower," said Glenn Beard, Director of Munford Parks and Recreation.

Tipton County Emergency Management crews received calls Wednesday morning asking for a shelter closer to the north part of the county.

"We had about 50 calls, people just wanting somewhere to come and get warm, so we opened up the Sportsplex here in Covington," said Covington Fire Chief Jerry Craig, "But we never did have anybody to show up. All the power is back in the city."

Tipton County Emergency Management still concerned about winds Wednesday night causing more down trees and lines, especially while the below-freezing temperatures stick around.

Anyone experiencing an outage can call Central Dispatch at 901-475-4300.Those looking for a public warming shelter can call Tipton County Emergency Management at 901-476-0222.

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