Gov. Haslam tours tornado-ravaged Lincoln County

Gov. Haslam tours tornado-ravaged Lincoln County (Image 1)

Gov. Bill Haslam traveled to Lincoln County Wednesday to survey the devastation wrought by a deadly tornado in Lincoln County.

Monday night’s tornado started near the Alabama line and cut a path to the northeastern corner of the county, leaving two dead and at least 25 homes and one elementary school destroyed.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of tornado damage

Haslam viewed the damage both from a helicopter and on the ground Wednesday morning.

Authorities on Tuesday identified the victims as John and Karen Prince. They were killed when their mobile home was thrown several hundred yards from its foundation.

The National Weather Service has yet to make a final call on the on the strength of the tornado, but set a preliminary rating of EF-3 with winds between 136 mph and 165 mph.

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