published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Weather service says 5 tornadoes hit Tennessee

Workers walk past damage at South Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after storms came through Monday in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Workers walk past damage at South Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after storms came through Monday in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE — The National Weather Service says five tornadoes touched down in Tennessee during storms on Monday.

The Tennessean says the weather service confirmed the information Thursday.

Two people died in Lincoln County and about 40 homes and an elementary school were destroyed or substantially damaged there. The weather service says two tornadoes struck there, an EF-2 and an EF-3.

An EF-2 was confirmed in Obion County and crossed into Kentucky, an EF-1 in White County and an EF-0 in Shelby County.

The tornado ranking scale ranges from EF-0 with gusts of 65 to 85 mph to EF-5 with gusts of more than 200 mph.

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