Cumberland County Authorities Clear Damage

Cumberland County (WVLT) - The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Cumberland County EMA both confirm that a tornado touched down there Thursday as well.

It touched down several times over a four and a half mile path near Crossville around 5 pm eastern time. There were some reports of trees down and outbuildings damaged off exit 311, but THP says the damage was cleaned up in a short time.

"From what I understand, that the tornado's path was about four and a half miles long. It never did just touch down and stay on the ground. It would touch down, then raise up, then touch down and raise up. Most of the damage caused by this tornado was outbuildings and trees. There was one residence that was damaged, but it was unoccupied," Lt. Tom Howard from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said.

There were no reports of injuries in Cumberland County or nearby Morgan County. However, the EMA director in Morgan County does report that there are areas in the north and eastern part of the county still without power Friday.

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