National Weather Service: EF-4 Tornado hit Blount County

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The National Weather Serviced finished assessing damage in Blount County, one week after storms and tornadoes ripped through East Tennessee.

A damage assessment team said an EF-4 began in Northeast Blount, near Chilhowee Lake, and moved into the Western portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday April 27th, it produced 165 to 170 mile per winds, knocking down trees and some electrical lines were crushed in the tornado's path.

The tornado was on the ground for 20 miles, and the path of damage is 1 mile wide.


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