Tennessee Tornado Leaves 2 Dead, 6 Injured

By Associated Press | 

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee emergency management official says two people have died and six were injured when a tornado touched down in Lincoln County.

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Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said state officials are sending aid on Tuesday, including 20 National Guardsmen, to help local officials as they search for more possible victims and try to clear roads blocked by debris.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Mike Hall says the winds destroyed several homes as well as a school in the county that borders Alabama.

Meanwhile, there were widespread power outages due to a damaged transmission tower.

Heidt said no other county requested assistance from the state due to the severe weather, which has moved across several states in the U.S. and is blamed for at least 28 deaths.

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