TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The owner of the Town Square Cafe in downtown Tellico Plains said a tornado ripped its way right down Scott Street early Friday afternoon.
According to the Monroe County EMA, five people were hurt and it has received damage reports from Tellico Plains, including the city hall.
People along Scott Street have been evacuated to the junior high school.
Randy Martin, who owns the cafe, said an old warehouse next to the TDS Telecom building was leveled and several homes were severely damaged. He added that a bunch of "very mature" trees, which he estimated to be around 150 years old.
There are also reports that KOA campground has major damage.