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No Fatalities In Hickman, Williamson Counties

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The damage was bad in Williamson and Hickman counties, but there were no fatalities.

The areas hardest hit were Hickman County's Brushy community, which is about 10 miles west of Centerville and the Pinewood community in west Williamson County.

The storm brought down homes, trees and power lines for several miles, making it dangerous to drive around.

No one died in the counties but several people were hurt.

On Wednesday, relatives and friends helped at Archie Russell's home. He was inside when the storm knocked his house from its foundation and his wife from her feet.

"Something had knocked her down and she was covered in sheetrock," he said.

She survived, but the family home did not.

"All my memories are gone," said Sue Russell. "Just thankful my mom and dad are alive and my brother."

Russell said it comforted him to have his family and coworkers to cope with the storm damage.

The storm also took down dozens of power lines in western Williamson County. It hit the Pinewood area, which is west of Fairview in Williamson County. It knocked down trees and power lines and leveled several homes. 

The injuries were minor. 

On Wednesday, friends and neighbors came out to help families retrieve belongings

Crews started cleaning up just after the storm hit. They said it will take several days to fully restore power in the areas hardest hit.

A smart move by a daughter in Williamson County saves her father during the storm. 

In western Williamson County, Alex Barnhill, 78, was inside his home until his daughter urged him to come stay her. He left just moments before the storm hit.

"At first I didn't know if I should go or not, but it's a good thing I did," he said.

"When you see the trailer and you know what could have happened, God was just here. He was just here," said his daughter Pam Best.

When a reporter said she saved her father's life, Best said softly, "Well, he gave me life, you know."

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