An EF-1 tornado with winds of 86 miles per hour touched down in Moore County near Tullahoma Monday morning.
Coffee County Emergency Management Director Allen Lendley stated to On Target News that the tornado also hit Tullahoma Monday morning damaging around 3 dozen homes and more in its path.
The roof at Christian Lighthouse Church on the Old Tullahoma Hwy was struck by what is believed to strong winds, leaving sheets of metal twisted and mangled in the parking lot and hanging on electric wires.
In Tullahoma, across from Lowe’s, mini barns, metal carports and gazebos were blown around and piled on top of each other. The family-owned business, “Watson Barn Rental,” suffered thousands of dollars in damage.
Signs at businesses like WalMart and an Exxon station were destroyed or heavily damaged along North Jackson St, while neighbors on Ledford Mill Road reported uprooted trees, downed power lines, roof damage and barns suffered severe damage.
Strong winds and rain uprooted trees and damaged the former Raus School in Bedford County.