Homes destroyed, injuries reported after EF-3 tornado hits Chattanooga

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) — Several homes and other structures collapsed, trees and power lines were pulled down into roadways and multiple injuries were reported as a powerful storm tore through Chattanooga late Sunday night.

The storm produced an EF-3 tornado with estimated wind speeds of 145 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

The Chattanooga Fire Department reported the greatest damage was in East Brainerd.

The department said there were “multiple collapses,” including homes and businesses, with an estimated 150 structures damaged. Trees and power lines were pulled down across the city and several gas leaks were also reported.

Firefighters added there were at least 17 injuries reported, many of which were trauma-related. The extent of the injuries was not immediately known.

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