LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: As periods of heavy rain and thunder continue to move through East Tennessee, FLOODING is a concern, due to a saturated ground. Watch for water-covered roads, creeks and streams to run high. Remember TADD, "turn around don't drown."
PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee, causing some damage to buildings and homes.
After surveying damage Monday, the weather service said an EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds touched down briefly around 5:30 p.m. CST on the southeast side of Orlinda in Robertson County, causing roof damage to homes and blowing out windows. An EF-1 is the second weakest classification.
Also Monday, a damage assessment team confirmed an EF-0 tornado, the weakest classification, with winds of up to about 70 mph touched down at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in Portland in Sumner County. The weather service reports the twister tore the roof off the fire hall in Portland and caused minor damage to a church.
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