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Weather service: At least 7 tornadoes hit middle Tennessee

President Donald Trump speaks Mike Herrick, with Putnam County Rescue Squad, as he tours damage...
President Donald Trump speaks Mike Herrick, with Putnam County Rescue Squad, as he tours damage from a recent tornado, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Cookeville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(GIM)
Published: Mar. 7, 2020 at 10:34 AM EST
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The National Weather Service in Nashville says at least seven tornadoes hit middle Tennessee during a series of storms that killed 24 people and caused massive damage.

One of the tornadoes that hit overnight into Tuesday had peak winds of 165 miles per hour and carved a 60-mile path across Nashville and Wilson counties.

Another tornado hit peak winds of 175 miles per hour and lasted for eight miles in Putnam County.

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