A Dozen Tornadoes Confirmed from Wednesday's Storms

Feb 1, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The number of confirmed tornadoes has grown to 12 as forecasters assess damage from Wednesday's storms in Tennessee.

All of the confirmed touchdowns were here in Middle Tennessee, although there was severe damage from micro-bursts that produced high winds in West Tennessee.

The strongest of the tornadoes — EF-2 strength — struck Mount Juliet in and near the Coble community in Hickman County.

Other counties with tornado damage include Cheatham, Dickson, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner and Williamson.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s Jeremy Heidt says the damage is extensive.

“We’re still not sure whether that’s going to rise to the level of federal aid being required. What we’re doing right now with our team is, we’re working with the local governments to assess their damages and then we’ll make a determination based on what those assessments find."

Heidt says Tennessee Emergency Management is at activation level three, meaning a state of emergency is in effect.