Developing: Storm Damage in Tennessee Within Tornado-Warned Storm
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8:30 p.m. central Saturday: The National Weather Service in Nashville released a list of storm reports. Here are some of them:
504 PM…E RURAL HILL TN
DAMAGE TO THREE HOMES….A CHURCH…AND A DINER ON
MCCRARY ROAD IN GLADEVILLE. AN HVAC UNIT WAS POSSIBLY
LIFTED OFF THE ROOF OF GLADEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
457 PM…RURAL HILL TN
TSPOTTER REPORT OF LARGE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
NEAR THE RUTHERFORD AND WILSON COUNTY LINE NEAR
COUCHVILLE PIKE AND CORINTH ROAD. REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO
HOMES. POSSIBLE TORNADO.
Storm damage has been reported in Rutherford county, Tennessee after a tornado-warned storm moved through Saturday evening.
The initial tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Nashville, TN around 4:55 p.m. central time Saturday. Shortly after, around 5:00 p.m. central the tornado warning was enhanced from a “radar indicated rotation” to a “confirmed tornado.” There was a signature of debris being lofted into the air via the local radar.
*Note, the image below is a dated image to help tell the story. It was from the National Weather Service in Nashville at 5 p.m. Saturday
Tornado Warning continues for La Vergne TN, Rural Hill TN, Watertown TN until 5:30 PM CST pic.twitter.com/fev4aqxiGF
— NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) November 18, 2017
At this time we have heard unconfirmed reports of damage to homes in the warned area, also roads closed due to numerous trees down, and also power outages due to the damaging winds. Towns that received damage include, but are not limited, to Gladeville, Corinth, and Couchville Pike, Tennessee. We have not heard of reports of injuries or fatalities at this time. However if any of the above changes, we’ll post an update.
Strong thunderstorms will still be possible until about 10 p.m. Saturday across parts of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The biggest concern will be strong winds. If a warning is issued for your location, make sure you get to a safe, sturdy structure and away from windows.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier