Severe Storms Hit Southwest Kentucky, Middle TN

Posted at 6:22 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 10:39:49-04

Tornadoes and strong storms moved through Southwest Kentucky and Middle Tennessee area on Tuesday.

The first line of storms began moving into the Nashville area around 6 a.m. A Tornado Warning was issued around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Trigg and surrounding counties.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado touched down in Benton, Kentucky around about the same time.

According to Kentucky State Police preliminary investigations, a tornado developed in the western part of Graves County around 2: 45 p.m.and traveled east. 

Officials with the Kentucky State Police said ten people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries Tuesday after the tornado swept across the county and through Mayfield.

10 Injured In Graves Co. Tornado

A mobile command post was set up in Graves County on Highway 45 at the former general tire plant area.

Storms have already caused extensive damage across the Plains States, with tornadoes destroying homes and overturning vehicles as they churned across Oklahoma.

The NWS issued tornado warnings for much of the night in Christian and Montgomery Counties. Officials in Christian County received reports of spotted funnel clouds, downed tress near North Main near Talbert Drive and along Greenville Road.

They also reported wind damage to one building damaged on Main Street, as well as downed power lines throughout the county.

The rain threat would continue throughout the week. 

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