TEMA declares Level III-State of Emergency in Tennessee due to severe weather

Lightning strikes over Mount Nittany in State College, Pa., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, as a thunderstorm moves through Centre County. Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted on Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times via AP)

COUNTY IMPACTS

Dyer Trees down between Dyersburg and Begota Hardeman Building damaged Hickman Trees down Madison Power lines down and two homes impacted Martin Home damaged McNairy 12 to 15 homes reported damaged Montgomery Sub-station damaged Perry Home damaged Sumner Trees down and power lines damaged Wayne Post Office damaged, homes damaged Wilson Boat dock damaged There are no reports of widespread power outages, but localized outages have been reported. Information courtesy of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

TEMA Priorities

- Protect lives and property as needed. - Prepare to support potential local resource requests and efforts. - Monitor present and forecasted weather conditions. - Support local government as needed

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declared a Level III-State of Emergency, which was approved by Gov. Bill Haslam, due to severe weather in the state.

There have been two confirmed deaths in the state due to the storm, the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed. Both deaths occured in Perry County where one male and one female were killed. The age and identity of the victims have not been disclosed.

The storm caused damage in more than 11 counties in west and middle Tennessee.

The storm system is still impacting middle Tennessee and is slowly moving east, according to TEMA