A search and rescue operation for tornado victims is continuing this morning in the Apison area of eastern Hamilton County.
Bill Tittle, Hamilton County’s emergency management chief, said eight people have been confirmed dead there, and 48 have been rescued and transported to hospitals.
The area was hit hard by a tornado during the final wave of storms Wednesday.
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Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...