7 tornadoes confirmed as strong storms blow through Tennessee

At least 7 tornadoes confirmed in Middle Tenn. as strong storms blow through Tennessee

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An 18-wheeler flipped over and there were several reports of roof damage, trees down, and brush fires in Mt. Juliet. (source: Mt. Juliet Police Department) An 18-wheeler flipped over and there were several reports of roof damage, trees down, and brush fires in Mt. Juliet. (source: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
Cars submerged in water in a parking lot on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Cars submerged in water in a parking lot on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.
A downed tree brought a power line down with it in Knoxville. A downed tree brought a power line down with it in Knoxville.
A commercial area in Mount Juliet sustained damage in the storms. (Source: WKRN) A commercial area in Mount Juliet sustained damage in the storms. (Source: WKRN)
Viewer Tammy Rucker posted this picture of flooding in her front yard in Athens to the 6 News Facebook page. Viewer Tammy Rucker posted this picture of flooding in her front yard in Athens to the 6 News Facebook page.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A line of strong storms tore through Tennessee on Wednesday morning, causing damage from Memphis to Maryville and spinning off multiple tornadoes in Middle Tennessee.

At least one person was killed and other injured by the series of storms that passed through the state.

A man was reportedly killed in Davidson County as he was taking shelter in a shed.

In Mount Juliet in Middle Tennessee, an EF-2 tornado touched down for about five minutes, causing heavy damage to several commercial buildings and knocking down power lines, utility poles and fences along its five-mile path.

An 18-wheeler also was reported to have flipped over and there were several reports of trees down and brush fires in the area.

Two separate EF-0 tornadoes were also confirmed in Middle Tennessee.

One of those touched down in southeastern Dickson County and continued into the southern parts of Cheatham County.

A second tornado affected the Fairview Plantation area in southwest Gallatin in Sumner County.

At least four additional tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service on Wednesday, WKRN reported, and more could be reported as weather officials continue to survey the damage.

In East Tennessee, a tornado warning was issued just after noon for eastern parts of Monroe County and Polk County in Tennessee, as well as parts of Southeastern North Carolina. The warning expired at 12:45 p.m.

The quick-moving storm dumped heavy rains across much of East Tennessee, causing flooding and dangerous driving conditions for motorists.

Authorities say some trees and utility poles were knocked down by high winds in Scott County. Damage was reported on Robbins Road, Pine Hill Road in Winfield, and in Helenwood.

Standing water was a problem in Scott County.

Tornado warnings were issued early Tuesday in Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.

Robertson County Emergency Management officials say a woman was injured when a possible tornado touched down in the southern part of the county.

Several trees were blown down, about 20 homes and several barns were damaged by the storm.

The storm system made its way across the state after heavy rain fell in the Memphis area.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all or parts of 10 counties in West Tennessee.

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