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EF-0 Tornado Confirmed In Smith County

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Posted at 4:14 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 17:14:52-04

The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Smith County.

According to reports, the tornado touched down around 11:34 a.m. Wednesday 11 miles northeast of Lebanon, not far from Riddleton.

The tornado lasted around four minutes, ending at 11:38 a.m. after traveling slightly more than two miles. Its path ended 13 miles northeast of Lebanon.

Reports stated the tornado had sustained winds around 75 to 80 miles per hour, and its path was approximately 75 yards wide.

There were no fatalities or injuries reported from this storm.

Officials said the EF-0 tornado was weak when it touched down in far western Smith County, just across the line from Wilson County.

Damage from the tornado mostly entailed dozens of trees that were snapped or uprooted; however, two barns were also lifted and destroyed off of Hiwassee Road.

According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale, an EF-0 has been defined as a tornado with winds around 65 to 85 miles per hour.