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May 7, 1999 | From Reuters
The same massive low-pressure system that spawned tornadoes over Oklahoma and Kansas earlier this week brought storms to Tennessee late Wednesday and early Thursday, killing four people and injuring more than 50, officials said. Among the dead was a 14-year-old girl killed while taking shelter in the basement of her home when the structure collapsed on her in Perry County, southwest of Nashville. Her body was found after a four-hour search.
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May 7, 1999 | From Reuters
The same massive low-pressure system that spawned tornadoes over Oklahoma and Kansas earlier this week brought storms to Tennessee late Wednesday and early Thursday, killing four people and injuring more than 50, officials said. Among the dead was a 14-year-old girl killed while taking shelter in the basement of her home when the structure collapsed on her in Perry County, southwest of Nashville. Her body was found after a four-hour search.
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March 31, 1997 | Associated Press
The governor sought federal disaster relief Sunday for victims of a round of tornadoes that caused an estimated $45 million in damage in one Tennessee county alone. Gov. Don Sundquist requested the aid after seeing the destruction caused by the powerful storms that pummeled the area late Friday and early Saturday. Officials have also requested assistance to help local governments pay for the cleanup.
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January 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
When Vice President Al Gore asked an injured teenager how her family fared when a tornado demolished their home, he was stunned by her reply. The tornado was part of a storm system that walloped parts of western and central Tennessee. Eight people were killed and at least 100 injured. About 1,900 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, authorities said. Gore announced a dozen counties have been declared federal disaster areas.
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April 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Heavy rain on Saturday added to the misery of people trying to clear away the wreckage left by tornadoes that bounced across the state last week. A flash flood watch was posted for 80 of Tennessee's 95 counties Saturday and no letup in the rain was likely before Monday, said Jim Cannon, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. "You can't clean up in a torrential downpour, so this is definitely going to slow down recovery," Cannon said.
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January 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
When Vice President Al Gore asked an injured teenager how her family fared when a tornado demolished their home, he was stunned by her reply. The tornado was part of a storm system that walloped parts of western and central Tennessee. Eight people were killed and at least 100 injured. About 1,900 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, authorities said. Gore announced a dozen counties have been declared federal disaster areas.
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April 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
People searched through debris and counted the cost Friday of tornadoes and storms that savaged Nashville and a series of Southern states, killing at least 11 people. Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen was stunned by the damage he saw during an aerial tour. He was even more astounded that nobody was killed by the two tornadoes that ripped through the city the day before.
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March 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes cut a swath across parts of western and central Tennessee on Friday, killing at least three people, injuring scores more and flattening houses, authorities said. At least four tornadoes touched down and between 15 and 18 were reported in the state, authorities said. A man was crushed between two cars in an auto lot in Selmer, 80 miles east of Memphis, when a tornado swept across Highway 45 in the McNairy County town, Sheriff Eric O. Bell of neighboring Chester County said.
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March 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Residents and volunteers cleared away the wreckage of homes and businesses Saturday in the wake of tornadoes that killed five people in Tennessee and Kentucky. "All I can remember is rolling over and over and people screaming," Jerry Inman said as he picked through the rubble of his used car business. "I don't know how any of us lived through it." Ten people had sought shelter from the storm in a mobile home that served as Inman's office. A tornado left only the trailer's twisted metal chassis.
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January 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of a Jackson, Tenn., housing subdivision hard-hit by a deadly tornado got their first daylight look at the damage--homes reduced to rubble and debris strewn all around. Eight people were killed in the state by twisters and at least 100 were hurt. At least 600 homes were damaged. After scent dogs finished searching the area for victims, Charles Latham subdivision residents who spent the night in shelters or elsewhere were allowed back.
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January 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of a Jackson, Tenn., housing subdivision hard-hit by a deadly tornado got their first daylight look at the damage--homes reduced to rubble and debris strewn all around. Eight people were killed in the state by twisters and at least 100 were hurt. At least 600 homes were damaged. After scent dogs finished searching the area for victims, Charles Latham subdivision residents who spent the night in shelters or elsewhere were allowed back.
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April 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Heavy rain on Saturday added to the misery of people trying to clear away the wreckage left by tornadoes that bounced across the state last week. A flash flood watch was posted for 80 of Tennessee's 95 counties Saturday and no letup in the rain was likely before Monday, said Jim Cannon, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. "You can't clean up in a torrential downpour, so this is definitely going to slow down recovery," Cannon said.
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April 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
People searched through debris and counted the cost Friday of tornadoes and storms that savaged Nashville and a series of Southern states, killing at least 11 people. Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen was stunned by the damage he saw during an aerial tour. He was even more astounded that nobody was killed by the two tornadoes that ripped through the city the day before.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | Associated Press
The governor sought federal disaster relief Sunday for victims of a round of tornadoes that caused an estimated $45 million in damage in one Tennessee county alone. Gov. Don Sundquist requested the aid after seeing the destruction caused by the powerful storms that pummeled the area late Friday and early Saturday. Officials have also requested assistance to help local governments pay for the cleanup.
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March 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
A dozen tornadoes raked Tennessee early Saturday, pitching parked cars 300 feet and injuring nearly four dozen people. No deaths were reported. "That's a real miracle when you look at the damage," said Todd Womack, spokesman for Erlanger Medical Center. Furious thunder and hail, followed by deafening wind, sent Kelly and Trudy Smith and their 10-year-old son, Shannon, into the basement. Minutes later, a pine tree crashed through their roof.
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February 22, 1993 | Associated Press
Tornadoes spawned by powerful thunderstorms killed at least one person, injured nearly 100 and trapped several people inside their leveled homes Sunday in eastern Tennessee, authorities said. Officials imposed a 9 p.m.-to-6 a.m curfew. Police checkpoints were put up around the city to keep the curious out. At least one person was killed in Lenoir City and 35 others hospitalized, said John Keese, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville.
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March 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
A dozen tornadoes raked Tennessee early Saturday, pitching parked cars 300 feet and injuring nearly four dozen people. No deaths were reported. "That's a real miracle when you look at the damage," said Todd Womack, spokesman for Erlanger Medical Center. Furious thunder and hail, followed by deafening wind, sent Kelly and Trudy Smith and their 10-year-old son, Shannon, into the basement. Minutes later, a pine tree crashed through their roof.
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February 22, 1993 | Associated Press
Tornadoes spawned by powerful thunderstorms killed at least one person, injured nearly 100 and trapped several people inside their leveled homes Sunday in eastern Tennessee, authorities said. Officials imposed a 9 p.m.-to-6 a.m curfew. Police checkpoints were put up around the city to keep the curious out. At least one person was killed in Lenoir City and 35 others hospitalized, said John Keese, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville.
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March 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Residents and volunteers cleared away the wreckage of homes and businesses Saturday in the wake of tornadoes that killed five people in Tennessee and Kentucky. "All I can remember is rolling over and over and people screaming," Jerry Inman said as he picked through the rubble of his used car business. "I don't know how any of us lived through it." Ten people had sought shelter from the storm in a mobile home that served as Inman's office. A tornado left only the trailer's twisted metal chassis.
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March 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes cut a swath across parts of western and central Tennessee on Friday, killing at least three people, injuring scores more and flattening houses, authorities said. At least four tornadoes touched down and between 15 and 18 were reported in the state, authorities said. A man was crushed between two cars in an auto lot in Selmer, 80 miles east of Memphis, when a tornado swept across Highway 45 in the McNairy County town, Sheriff Eric O. Bell of neighboring Chester County said.
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