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NWS: Likely 10 tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The National Weather Service said that it’s likely that at least 10 tornadoes touched down Tuesday morning across Middle Tennessee.

Several of the tornadoes were likely embedded in straight-line winds. It will take several days to survey the sites.

The probable tornadoes were located in Bedford, Cheatham, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Jackson, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and White counties.

Storms left a path of destruction across Middle Tennessee early this morning.

Most of the tornadoes were likely EF-0 based on photos and damage reports received by the National Weather Service.

Tornado warnings were issued Tuesday morning for several Midstate counties, including Davidson, Sumner, Wilson, Robertson, DeKalb, Putnam, Cumberland, White, Lincoln, Trousdale, and Macon. All the warnings had expired by 9 a.m.

Video and radar imaging appeared to show a tornado forming in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Shannon Anderson submitted a video of a possible tornado in Gallatin this morning.

One person reportedly died as a result of the severe weather in Tennessee on Tuesday morning. Weakley County EMA says a 49-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her home in Dresden. 

The storms resulted in power outages, debris, and structural damages throughout Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville to support statewide severe weather efforts.

A number of downed trees and power lines in the Goodlettsville area.

School administration reported damage to the baseball and softball fields at Wilson Central High School. High winds toppled fencing and scoreboards on Tuesday morning.

Wilson Central High School damage

Wilson Central High School damage

High winds caused substantial damage to baseball and soccer fields at Wilson Central High School.

TEMA reports 8,150 customers are without power as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. The number of injuries and damaged structures is unknown. Damage assessments are ongoing, and the exact extent of damage is unknown.

Damage was reported in Trousdale County, where storms demolished a tobacco and hay barn.

Storm damage in Trousdale County has demolished a tobacco and hay barn.

While the number of injuries is unknown, Red Cross is sending out Disaster Action Teams about the severe weather. With more severe storms possible through early evening, authorities are asking people to take the following protective actions. 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation assisted with debris removal in Weakley County and along Highway 56 in DeKalb County. TDOT is continuing to help with debris removal. 

Follow News4 and 4WARN Weather as we continue to cover the severe weather in Middle Tennessee.