EMA: Straight-line winds cause widespread damage in Lawrence County

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn (WKRN) — Straight-line winds may have caused widespread damage across Lawrence County Wednesday night, according to the Lawrence County EMA Director.

Downtown Lawrenceburg has the largest extent of the damage. EMA Director Bill Phillips said some people are unaccounted for and trees are down all over the area. The library has roof damage, though the extent of the damage is currently unknown.

Loretto Police advised all residents not to call 911 unless it is an absolute emergency. Multiple county and municipal agencies are responding to multiple reports of severe damage.

It is unclear the extent of injuries at this time.

Stay tuned to News 2 and WKRN.com for updates to this developing story.

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