MWS: No tornadoes in Madison Co. last week, strong winds

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has determined storms that caused damage in Madison County did not contain tornadoes, but the wind was very strong.

NWS found evidence of 80 mph winds on Thursday, particularly in the northern section of the county.

Gary Riley, who lives in the area, told The Jackson Sun his family lost its barn and 18 oak trees, some of which were 30 inches in diameter. Riley said the trees are twisted and look like they were toppled by a twister that didn't touch down.

C.D. Luckey lives in the neighborhood and he said Davidson Yard Cemetery lost five trees and some tombstones were knocked off their slabs. At least one was broken.

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