NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Rutherford, Wilson Counties

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 Tornado with 80 mph winds struck the Rutherford County community of Milton Wednesday afternoon.  

The tornado’s path was 1.2 miles and it was about 74 yards wide.  

Much of the damage was along Halls Hill Road where James McKnight’s double-wide trailer had the roof torn off of its garage.  Numerous trees were down in that area, as well.

Just off of Trimble Road, a barn was destroyed, scattering debris from its roof about a quarter of a mile.

Rod Young lives on Halls Hill Road and described how the scene unfolded for him:

“I was sitting in my living room about 2:38 PM in the afternoon.  Obviously, a storm was going on at that time.  And I noticed the winds were really picking up.  And so I went to my radar on my cell phone and I looked at it, and I noticed the classic hook.  I’m like, ‘wow, I think that’s a tornado’.  And then, as I went to seek shelter, then the electric went out.  And then I received a tornado warning over my cell phone.”

Luckily, there was no one hurt in the tornado.

NWS also confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Wilson County Wednesday night. 

According to a report from NWS, the tornado touched down along Trousdale Ferry Pike just west of Tuckers Crossroads and curved northeast before lifting near Big Springs Road. It was on the ground from 9:49 p.m until 9:51 p.m. 

The tornado is responsible for destroying a barn and debris was thrown up to one-half mile away. The report also states that a home and some trees across the street also received minor damage. 

The tornado’s peak winds reached 70 mph. 

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