NWS: 2 tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee during storms

McMinnville (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two tornadoes touched down in Tennessee during Wednesday’s severe storms. Officials with the National Weather Service said both twisters were classified as EF-1, meaning they reached up to 90 miles per hour.

One touched down in Warren County, just southeast McMinnville near Irving College, and the other in Bedford County near Shelbyville. Survey teams confirmed the tornado Thursday afternoon after spending the day looking at damage in both counties as they were hit the hardest in the storms.

In Warren County, some outdoor buildings were destroyed, roofs were damaged, and debris was strewn through the area of Irving College. Trees were also downed on some roads. McMinnville was also hit pretty hard with at least two homes destroyed.

In Bedford County, Shelbyville appeared to take the brunt of the storms with at least one large barn destroyed in the high winds and images of debris scattered through some areas.

“The barn used to be, the walls on it were 13 feet high. There were decks on the front and the back,” the owner Troy Taylor said. “Here’s the top of one of the decks, and there’s the top of one of the decks. Now how did the deck from the back, get over to the front?”

Shelbyville barn (Photo: WKRN)

In Knoxville,  People had to be evacuated from a Knoxville non-profit housing facility after its roof was damaged in Wednesday night’s severe storm. The damage was reported at Positively Living at 1501 E. 5th Avenue at the intersection with Winona Street. There are no reports of injuries, but 27 people were displaced.

Related: Roof damage reported at Knoxville non-profit housing facility after storms



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