NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two days after severe storms moved through Middle Tennessee, the National Weather Service has now confirmed eight tornadoes across the area.
The latest, an EF2, hit Grundy County and had winds up to 115 miles per hour. The National Weather Service said the damage matched up well with the storm damage in Franklin County, as well as the surrounding Sequatchie and Bledsoe Counties. They say all of the damage in those counties is from the same storm.
An EF0, hit White County and had winds up to 80 mph.
The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport was damaged by the tornado, and trees, storage containers and outbuildings were also damaged.
Additional information is expected later Wednesday about this specific tornado.
An EF2 tornado also hit Christiana in Rutherford County. Forty-one-year-old Angie Walker, the wife of WGNS Radio president, Scott Walker, was killed. The couple’s home on Midland Road was demolished.
Two other people were also injured when a mobile home was rolled onto its side. An update on their injuries was not immediately released.
An EF2 tornado also hit Estill Springs in Franklin County.
There have been 15 tornados in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky so far this year. There were 26 last year. Click here to view our Tornado Map.