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National Weather Service confirms 3rd tornado

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Portland, Sumner County Portland, Sumner County
Portland, Sumner County Portland, Sumner County

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms that three 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 mile-per-hour 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 miles-per-hour 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.

An EF-0 tornado was also confirmed in Lincoln County. The low-grade tornado had winds up to 85 miles-per-hour.

Officials said a home's front porch was lifted, taking a large portion of the roof. Debris was located about 50 yards away.

Trees were also snapped and a second home sustained damage to its siding.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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