Second tornado since October hits near East Tennessee community

Claiborne County tornado

(Graphic: WJHL)

TAZEWELL, Tenn. (AP) —Severe storms spawned a tornado near in a northeast Tennessee community for the second time in less than three months.

The National Weather Service’s Morristown office said on Twitter that a preliminary survey determined an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 65 mph touched down Saturday near Tazewell.

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The report said the tornado was about 20 yards wide. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Tazewell is about 46 miles northeast of Knoxville.

A tornado with 80 mph winds touched down in Tazewell on Oct. 31.

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