Tornadoes confirmed in Sumner, Robertson

Nov 18, 2013


PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee, causing some damage to buildings and homes.

After surveying damage Monday, the weather service said an EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds touched down briefly around 5:30 p.m. CST on the southeast side of Orlinda in Robertson County, causing roof damage to homes and blowing out windows. An EF-1 is the second weakest classification.

Also Monday, a damage assessment team confirmed an EF-0 tornado, the weakest classification, with winds of up to about 70 mph touched down at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in Portland in Sumner County. The weather service reports the twister tore the roof off the fire hall in Portland and caused minor damage to a church.