NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four people were killed in Tennessee after severe storms produced tornadoes that impacted multiple counties along and north of I-40.
The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has been activated at Level 3. As damage assessments are underway, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said they assist local officials as life-safety issues are addressed, and any search and rescue operations are completed.
The Tennessee Department of Health said the fatalities occurred in Lake, Obion and Shelby counties during the first storm wave in western Tennessee.
Downed trees and power lines have been reported in Decatur, Gibson, Henderson, and Madison counties.
Gibson County opened a storm shelter for 60 people Friday night and was down to 16 people Saturday morning.
A water outage is being investigated in the Dresden area of Weakley County.
During the second round of storms, state officials received initial reports of damages and power outages stretching from Humphreys County through Clay and Macon counties in Middle Tennessee.
Damages were reported in Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Montgomery, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, and Wilson counties.