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"It just sounded like things were just flying everywhere and it was just big crashes," says storm victim Deeana Massie. "I looked out the window and it was just all black and I seen stuff flying everywhere."
Deeana Massie rode out the storm at home with her brother and sisters. Their house wasn't badly damaged, but the same can't be said of the family's barn. They consider it a total loss.
"The barn is down," says storm victim Shelia Cato. "There's trees down all over the place. So it's just devastating to see, but this is the 2nd time I've been through this on this hill over here."
Dozens of trees were downed, many of them already cleared away by members of the county highway department. This job will take some time. A single-wide mobile home is among the casualties, smashed like a toy by the tornado with winds of between 86-110mph. The only good news is neighbors say no one was living there. Pennie Sloan lives next door. The storm blew out the back of a workshop at her house.
"I couldn't believe it," says Sloan. "I was just happy it didn't hit the houses and stuff cause I have kids."
In neighboring Williamson County, lightning from the storm did minor damage to a couple of rooms at Fairview Middle School. None of the kids were hurt. The children in the affected classrooms were moved to the high school for a few hours as a precaution. The damage is easily in the tens of thousands of dollars, but residents say this storm didn't take anything that can't be replaced. This tornado actually first touched down in Humphreys County before going into Houston County and continuing East into Vanleer. It affected Humphreys and Hickman Counties as well.
Monday, March 18 2013, 10:42 PM CDT
Couple's bodies found in their Blount County home
May 20, 2013 20:14 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Blount (blunt) County sheriff's office says preliminary results of autopsies on the bodies of a couple found dead in their home in Louisville (LEW'-ihs-vil) show their deaths are consistent with murder-suicide.
Marian O'Briant said in an email that it appears 54-year-old Steven Adkins shot 53-year-old Rebecca Adkins, then shot himself.
O'Briant said a family member found the bodies Sunday night. It wasn't clear how long they had been dead.
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