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4 killed in Tennessee as severe storms move across US

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Posted at 2:42 AM, Dec 11, 2021

(AP) — Four people have now died as a result of severe weather in Tennessee. he Tennessee Emergency Management Association (TEMA) says two people were killed in Lake County, one person died Obion County, and another death took place in Shelby County.

Saturday afternoon, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is travelling to areas impacted in the storms, through Dickson, Stewart, and Lake counties, and will meet with local officials on-the-ground in Tiptonville and Dresden.

Boil water advisories are in place in Dresden, Kenton, and Samberg due to storm impacts to water systems.

TEMA officials provided this list of damage from Friday night's storms:

WEST TENNESSEE

  • Decatur– Downed trees and power lines
  • Dyer – Damage in the Newbern area to an elementary school, vocational school, and convenience store
  • Gibson – Crews clearing routes to assist residents in the communities of Dyer, Kenton, and Rutherford, along with an effort to open an alternate shelter location
  • Hardeman – Downed trees
  • Henderson – Power outages across the county and reports of three homes damaged
  • Henry – Overturned mobile homes and roof damage to many structures in the northern area of the county
  • Lake – Fire station in Samberg damaged, evacuation center open at Lake County High School
  • Madison – Shelter open at McKeller Sipes Airport and reports of extensive utility and structural damage
  • Obion – Sunset Cover/Roberson Mobile Home Park reported as destroyed
  • Shelby – Damage reported in the Arlington area
  • Tipton – More than 800 without power
  • Weakley – Burst line impacting water pressure in Dresden and multiple buildings collapsed

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

  • Hickman – Trees down over roadways and interstate wrecks reports; possible tornado touchdown in the northwest corner of the county
  • Montgomery – Providing fire crew to Stewart County to help with a structure fire
  • Stewart – Multiple trees and power lines down with multiple structures damaged across the county.