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A violent spring storm made its way through the Ava area last Thursday night, ripping roofs off buildings, bringing down numerous tree limbs and uprooting trees.
The storm was also accompanied by brief but heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding in the area.
An area sustaining the most damage from the strong, straight-line winds seemed to stretch from the Rome area to an area about three miles east of Ava, including the city of Ava.
A large section of roof was blown off a building at Fish & Sons Sawmill just east of Ava and part of Ava was without power Thursday night in the wake of the storm, when downed tree limbs caused the electrical substation to shut down.
Two-way radio equipment operated on emergency back-up generators Friday morning until power could be restored to the utility building at the Ava Cemetery where the radio transmitters are housed.
City Will Pick Up Brush
Ava Mayor Eddie Maggard said because of the large amount of tree limbs and brush generated by the storm on Thursday night, the city will pick up storm debris placed at the curb by city residents.
The storm came right on the heels of the city’s annual spring cleanup, and brush crews were just getting caught up from that. Now, their work starts all over again.