NASHVILLE, TENN. - Strong storms and an EF-1 tornado caused damage to homes and businesses throughout the mid-state.
A Storm 5 Alert was issued ahead of multiple storms Friday. Some areas saw wind gusts up to 70 - 80 mph.
The National Weather Service's preliminary storm survey near Centerville confirmed and EF-1 tornado with winds up to 110 mph. NWS officials reported the tornado was on the ground for two minutes and traveled 1.7 miles.
A home in the Shady Grove area off of Highway 50 E on Mobley Ridge Road was destroyed when it was flattened by the strong winds. The Sheriff said one person was inside the home at the time, but was not injured.
According to the homeowner, Calvin Hoover, the house's foundation shifted about 8-10 feet to the south and the roof caved into the home.
Hoover lived in the home with his wife and two daughters since 1990. Volunteers came to help gather some items for the family out of the rubble but many things were not salvageable. Anyone would may want to donate items to the family can mail them to Carter Hoover P.O. Box 32 Centerville, TN 37033. A gofundme account was also created to help with expenses.
In Rutherford County, a home was damaged in a fire that was caused by lightning.
An Auto Parts store in Lewisburg was severely damaged by strong winds that blew the roof and siding off the building.
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