Tuesday marks 5 years since deadly Macon County tornado - WKRN News 2

Tuesday marks 5 years since deadly Macon County tornado

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LAFAYETTE, Tenn. -

Tuesday marks five years since a deadly tornado ripped through Middle Tennessee, killing 22 people in Macon County and injuring more than 60 others.

The tornado, which is one of the worst twisters in recent Middle Tennessee history, dropped down on the south side of Gallatin near the Cumberland River, before moving through Castilian Springs to extreme northern Trousdale County, finally making its way across Macon County before moving into Kentucky and dissipating.

The tornado, with winds up to 140 miles-per-hour, was classified as an EF2, with pockets of EF3 damage.

In Macon County alone, nearly 200 homes were destroyed, while 63 others suffered severe structural damage.

Since the deadly storms, a monument has been placed next to the courthouse in Lafayette in memory of those who lost their lives.

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