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Storms Hit Tennessee, Stronger Ones Coming

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Storms that raked Tennessee overnight Monday are likely to be just a preview of severe weather this week.

Overnight storms left behind damage and power outages across the mid-state.

In Clarksville, about 4,000 customers were still without power Tuesday night. At the height of the storm, more than 33,000 were without power.

The owner of a home in Clarksville said a nearly 100 year old tree was uprooted and fell on her home. She and her daughter were actually home early Tuesday morning when the tree fell.They couldn't even get out the front door.

Emergency responders plan on spending the rest of the evening bracing for another expected round of storms.

Clarksville Montgomery County Schools had to cancel classes Tuesday as a result of all the power outage, mostly due to downed trees. Classes are expected to be back in session Wednesday.

Officials said a house on Rolling Meadows North in Henry County was destroyed after a tree fell on it. A woman inside was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials said some people were trapped when a tree hit a mobile home.

Emergency dispatchers are also warning people to drive carefully because several roads have trees down on them.

There are reports of several downed trees and power lines in Perry, Humphreys, Robertson and Montgomery Counties.

The National Weather Service  issued a Flood Watch for the Cumberland River. The watch is in effect until Saturday. Officials expect the river to rise above flood stage Tuesday morning.

The Cumberland River isn't the only one covered under the watch. The Red River at Port Royal is affecting parts of Montgomery and Robertson Counties.

A tree came crashing through two homes on East Glenwood Drive as the people inside were sleeping. One homeowner said he slept through the whole thing. No one was injured.

A popular restaurant in Southern Kentucky was destroyed in a fire. Crews were called out to Charlie's Steak House in Oak Grove just before 9:30 p.m. Monday. Fire officials are calling the building a total loss. It's not clear what started the fire.

The Knoxville Utilities Board said Tuesday morning that it had more than 11,000 customers still in the dark.

Schools were closed in a half-dozen districts near the Kentucky border, northwest of Nashville.

The City of Columbia said Experiment Lane at Lion Parkway is closed due to flooding. Franklin fire officials said the Harpeth River is expected to rise just below flood level Wednesday.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 5 and NewsChannel5.com for the very latest on this developing weather system.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)

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