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Cleanup Crews Dealing with Aftermath of Tornado Outbreak in Tennessee Over the Weekend

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It was a weekend of severe weather throughout much of the eastern half of the U.S., including a tornado outbreak that killed at least six people in Tennessee. The weather impacts are lingering through Monday with a number of areas in the Northeast and New England under weather advisories thanks to heavy rain and high winds.

Here is the latest on the impacts of this massive weather system that swept through the country over the last few days.

Tornado Outbreak Responsible for Six Deaths in Tennessee

The cleanup effort throughout Tennessee continues on Monday after a rash of tornadoes roared through the state late Saturday. At least six deaths have been attributed to the tornadic activity with over 60 more people needing medical treatment due to various degrees of injuries. By Monday morning, there were about 20,000 customers still without power.

Three of the fatalities were confirmed in the city of Clarksville in Montgomery County. Search and rescue crews spent the day Sunday looking for survivors amidst the devastation.

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency released a notice on Sunday detailing that hundreds of structures had been damaged with 271 experiencing structural damage that rendered them uninhabitable. Of this number, 91 structures were completely destroyed.


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