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Storm Damages Several Buildings, Injures 1 Person

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Lawrenceburg, Tenn. SkyNet Camera in Lawrence County. Lawrenceburg, Tenn. SkyNet Camera in Lawrence County.

(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A powerful line of thunderstorms tracked across Tennessee on Friday, damaging dozens of homes and buildings and causing at least five injuries.

In Lawrence County, two people were injured and about 20 homes were reported damaged.

Some power lines were knocked down in northern Giles County, a dozen homes sustained damage and three people were injured when trees fell on an ambulance.

A tractor trailer was overturned in Coffee County.

There were several reports of tornado touchdowns from local officials and residents, but they have not yet been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

At late afternoon, the bad weather was entering East Tennessee.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declared a state of emergency and activated its emergency operations center in Nashville, which allows them to direct state resources to counties.

Five counties reported damage to the state.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.)

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