LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Two people died when severe storms hit southern Lincoln County on Monday evening.
As of Tuesday morning, Mary Beth Seals of the Lincoln Medical Center said nine other people were treated for minor injuries, and were later released. The names of the two people killed have not been released yet.
After the tornado hit Monday evening, responders immediately rushed to the hardest-hit areas in the southern portion of the county, including Flintville. As of Tuesday morning, they are still working in those areas. It’s not clear if anyone else is unaccounted for. Police and sheriff’s deputies are keeping the areas blocked off from news media and others who want to look at the damage, while teams work in those areas. WHNT News 19’s David Wood is in Lincoln County to get more specific information – please read his update.
Law enforcement authorities have set up a command post a few miles from the damage, and Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder has scheduled a briefing for 3 p.m. Tuesday. WHNT News 19 will be there.
We do know several homes in the South Lincoln Estates subdivision were damaged. Two homes were leveled, according to a person who checked on a family member there.
Lincoln County Commissioner David Smith said between 9,000 and 11,000 homes in the area are without power after storms.
Trees and power lines are down on most roads around Flintville, crews are working to clear a path so they can continue to get to hard hit areas.
South Lincoln School was also hit. There is major damage to the roof.