Tornadoes Hit Tennessee, Demolish Mobile Homes, Injure 4

May 6, 2008

The National Weather Service said four weak tornadoes were spawned by a storm system that moved through Tennessee’s Montgomery County in the early morning hours of May 4.

One struck Clarksville’s fairgrounds and three other hit in the Palmyra community, about 10 miles away, just after midnight on May 4. All were rated EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds between 86-110 mph, the lowest rating.

The weather service said trees snapped, mobile homes ripped from their foundations and a wooden pavilion at the fairgrounds destroyed.

Emergency workers began cleanup and survivors returned to damaged homes in Montgomery County where storms injured at least four.

Severe weather moved into West and Middle Tennessee on May 2, bringing soaking rain, strong winds, hail, lightning and the threat of tornadoes.

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