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Damage reported in Lawrence County, Tennessee, after high winds

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several outbuildings were damaged and several trees were downed after a “possible tornado” in Lawrence County.

Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency Director Bill Phillips told News 2 that most of the damage was reported around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 along East Eden Road, northeast of Ethridge.


Phillips said the National Weather Service will send an assessment team to the area Wednesday morning to see if the damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

Multiple Lawrence County Fire and Rescue units, along with Lawrence County EMA crews and other agencies responded to the area to assist.

Authorities said at least one home suffered substantial roof damage and several outbuildings were completely destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

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