A home in Robertson County near the Tennessee/Kentucky border was about 80 percent damaged Saturday after a tornado “just dropped right down on them,” according to Robertson County Emergency Management Director R.L. Douglas.
At the time the funnel dropped, estimated between 4-5 p.m., Robertson County was under a tornado watch, but no sirens sounded, the director said.
He used it as an example of how seriously tornado watches should be taken.
“Anytime we’re under a watch, we can have a tornado,” he said. There were no injuries reported in Robertson County Saturday evening and no other homes were reported damaged as a result of the storm, Douglas said.
However, just over the state line in Kentucky, there was one fatality in Logan County and a second home had been totally destroyed, he confirmed.
No other details were available about the Kentucky incident late Saturday.
Robertson County remains under a tornado watch as of 8:30 p.m.
A strong storm system continues to march through Middle Tennessee and Douglas expected Robertson County to be under a tornado warning as the night continues.
He said he will be monitoring the weather until at least 2 a.m., when the storms are expected to pass.
by Nicole Young, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee
February 24, 2018