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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two more tornadoes were confirmed Monday after strong storms swept through Tennessee and Kentucky on Saturday.
The first two, classified as EF-1, were confirmed Sunday and hit two different areas of Nashville—Joelton and Percy Priest Lake.
The National Weather Service now says two more tornadoes are confirmed. One hit Trousdale County and the other Mulhenburg County in Kentucky.
In Trousdale, the tornado was classified as an EF-0. Sirens never went off, and emergency officials are investigating why but don’t have answers yet.
It hit near Hartsville, and winds reached 85 mph. NWS investigators say the tornado appears to have touched down just east of highway 231 near Bass Road, and then traveled east northeast for approximately 7 miles. The width was 125 yards. The path was about 1.5 miles north of the city of Hartsville.
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Director/Chief Matthew Batey with Trousdale County Emergency Services reports at least four homes were damaged, and the damage included roofs and an overturned carport, as well as a tree that hit a mobile home.
Batey told News 2 he is investigating why the county’s tornado sirens never sounded the alarm. He says there were some power and internet outages during the storm, but he’s not sure whether they impacted the siren system. The sirens were installed by an outside vendor, and Batey has contacted the company for answers.
The tornado in Muhlenburg County was classified as an EF-1. Peak winds reached 90 mph, it travelled for 2.75 miles through Bremen, and it was 300 yards wide. No one was injured.
Meanwhile, in Nashville, Mayor Megan Barry is responding to messages on Twitter from people asking why sirens went off all over the entire city instead of the specific neighborhoods impacted.
The mayor’s office is responding with the following message: “Mayor Barry and our office will be comprehensively reviewing our current storm warning siren system to determine if adjustments can be made in a cost-effective manner while still encouraging resident safety.