On July 12, a quick but violent thunderstorm pounded through Jellico, causing power outages and damage to a few homes and businesses downtown.
Jellico Public Library director Mark Tidwell said he was expecting hot weather and no rain.
That morning Jellico was instead surprised with a heavy thunderstorm.
“I think it pretty much took everybody by surprise,” Tidwell said.
“When I was going out the door at 9:20, the sky looked really dark,” Tidwell said. “It looked like night outside”