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At Least 24 are Dead and Many More Missing after Deadly Tornados Strike Tennessee

All pictures provided by the Coffee Co. Resue Squad.

At least 24 people were killed after tornadoes passed through Middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. 18 of reported 24 people were from Putnam County. As of Tuesday night, 77 people are still missing. The Coffee County Rescue Squad responded to assist Putnam County authorities.
A piece of wood penetrates the metal on a pickup.

An initial assessment by the National Weather Service showed the tornados to be EF-3’s, reaching wind speeds of up to 165 mph.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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