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Tornadoes strike in Tennessee and Kentucky
News story originally written on March 29, 1997

Twelve tornadoes hit Tennessee early Saturday morning, injuring at least 44 people. Two people were killed when six more tornadoes touched down in Kentucky.

The tornadoes came from a broad band of severe thunderstorms running through the middle part of the country. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are typical for this time of year in the Midwest and South.

Both states sustained severe electrical, auto, and building damage. Several homes in Chattanooga, Tennessee were leveled. In addition, many trees were uprooted.


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