Confirmed tornado damages property in Tipton County

10:54 am | June 1, 2013

MEMPHIS — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the western part of Tennessee.

Forecaster Zach May in Memphis said an EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 95 mph struck Tipton County at 6:05 CDT., Friday.

Zay said Friday night that the tornado touched down about 4 ½ miles northwest of Covington. It caused major damage to two houses, destroyed a shop and downed trees.

Measuring 250 yards in width, the tornado was on the ground for about 4 minutes.

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