Confirmation of another death pushes Tenn. fatality count to 33

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The number of confirmed deaths from overnight storms in Tennessee has reached 33 with another confirmed death in Greene County.

Storms that struck early today and late last night spawned likely tornadoes and caused deaths in a half-dozen counties.

There were nine deaths each reported in Bradley and Hamilton counties of southeastern Tennessee. Seven people died in Greene County in the northeastern part of the state. Other deaths included four in Bledsoe County, two in Johnson County and one each in Washington and Sequatchie counties.

Meanwhile, river flooding was increasing in West Tennessee with some roads being closed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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