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NWS Confirms Two Tornadoes Touched Down In Four Counties

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in four counties as several lines of thunderstorms moved through the mid-state Monday.

An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 miles per hour went over a path of 10.6 miles, with a width of 150 yards, through Humphreys, Houston and Dickson Counties. It was believed to have first hit five miles north of McEwen in Humphreys County around 7:40 a.m., and ended around 7:51 a.m. just southwest of Vanleer in Dickson County.

At least one barn was destroyed, along with others losing their roofs. The roof of a home on Hill Road was taken off, causing an exterior wall to collapse. A mobile home on Halliburton Road was destroyed after being blown into some trees. Dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted along the track.

An EF-0 tornado also touched down just after noon in Christiana in Rutherford County, damaging approximately 10 homes. The path of the tornado was 3.8 miles long and 100 yards wide, starting on Sledge Road, west of Plainview Road, then crossing Interstate 24 at Epps Mill Road, then ended along Jacobs Road.

About 100 trees were blown down, and sheds and other outbuildings suffered minor damage. 

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said one family did receive minor injuries, but did not need treatment at a hospital.

Also, smoke at a home on Morton Avenue may have been caused by a lightning strike, according to emergency officials.

In other areas, students were evacuated at Fairview Middle School after lightning struck the school, causing a fire on the roof. The students were taken to the high school, and parents were sent notifications about bus routes from the high school or how to pick up their students. No injuries were reported.

Whitthorne Middle School in Maury County dismissed at 1 p.m. due to water in some of the classrooms. The Director of Schools said they had been doing some renovations prior to the weather.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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