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Substantial storm damage reported in Fayetteville

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

***11:47 a.m.

Coffee County Schools will close one hour early – at 2 p.m. – Monday due to the potential for inclement weather, director of schools Dr. LaDonna McFall announced Monday morning.Extended School Program will remain open.

***12:35 p.m. ***

Coffee County Director of Emergency Management Allen Lendley announced shortly after noon Monday that the Manchester Recreation Center and CD Stamps in Tullahoma are available for anyone who is “feeling uneasy” about the weather.

“We aren’t calling them shelters, but if anyone is feeling unsafe or uneasy about the weather then these places will be available for them to go,” explained Lendley.

***12:40 p.m.***

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Coffee County until 9 p.m. Monday…watch extended to 1 a.m.

***8:47 p.m.***

Tornado warning issued for Coffee County until 9:15 p.m. as NWS tracks storm out of Lincoln and Moore counties.

***9:00 p.m. ***

Tornado warning issued for Coffee County cancelled by NWS.

***9:05 p.m.***

Elk Valley Times in Fayetteville reporting several injuries after potential tornado strikes near South Lincoln School. Also reporting via Twitter, “emergency personnel working to rescue people in houses leveled by tornado. Extensive damage reported.”

***12:28 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two confirmed dead in Lincoln County after their mobile home was destroyed by an apparent tornado. Also, substantial damage reported to elementary school. Schools will be closed today in Lincoln County.