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Monday morning tornado struck Monroe County

By Linda Waggener

We're waking to a second stormy May day in Adair County. Crashing thunder drowned out the sound of my 6am alarm.

Betty Smith at Columbia's Flowers & Things commented last night on the unusual weather we had Monday morning, with a tornado warning that seemed to come out of the blue and ended just as suddenly. She said Bowling Green's WBKO Channel 13 evening news showed a tornado touched down and did damage in Monroe County.

What she and I had heard early Monday turned out to have been a warning from cell phones for Cumberland and the southern tip of Adair County that some received and some did not. Warning sirens did not sound here because the national weather service didn't include Columbia in the warning area.

Friends shared overnight that all seems to be well in Adair County and also in Burkesville, however, Tompkinsville/Monroe County was where yesterday's tornado touched down. An EF1 tornado did damage to many properties, especially around Columbia Avenue in Tompkinsville. Thankfully no injuries were reported. They are dealing with their warning sirens which did not work.

This story was posted on 2021-05-04 07:07:32
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