Monday Storms Cause Scattered Damage in the Mid-State

Jun 11, 2013

A possible twister photographed by Debra Wilson of Franklin on Hwy 840 in the Triune area Monday afternoon. The Wilsons photographed what they believed to be a second twister on the opposite side of the road moments later.
Credit courtesy Debra Wilson

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Mid-State storms caused scattered, mostly minor damage Monday afternoon, but south-central Kentucky took quite a beating.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Adairville, 35 miles north of Nashville. Meteorologists say the EF2 tornado had sustained winds of 135 mph and plowed a path estimated at five miles long and 300 yards wide.

There were three known injuries in Logan County, Kentucky, none of them life-threatening. One home was demolished and three others were damaged.

Here in Middle Tennessee a lot of trees and electric lines were knocked down, but power was quickly restored.  A few homes suffered minor to moderate damage.

WSMV-TV reports that a Murfreesboro woman was briefly trapped in her car by a falling tree and electric lines.

The Weather Service will determine Tuesday whether the mid-state damage was the result of a tornado or straight-line winds.