Saturday, March 3, 2012
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Justin Pace helps clean up the home of Gene and Tammy Humphrey in Harrison, Tenn., Saturday. March 3, 2012. Emergency crews desperately searched for survivors Saturday after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms flattened some rural communities and left behind a trail of destruction: shredded homes, downed power lines and streets littered with tossed cars.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Thousands of homes remained without power in Tennessee a day after a massive wave of tornado-spawning storms swept through, killing 35 people nationwide but sparing state residents.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said no deaths have been reported as a result of Friday's storms, but at least 33 people were injured in two waves of storms. Most of the injuries occurred in Hamilton County.
TEMA says there were a total of 75 tornado warnings issued throughout the state on Friday. Teams of meteorologists with the National Weather Service deployed Saturday to assess the damage and determine whether tornados caused the wreckage in at least 17 counties reporting damage.
Friday's waves of storms came two days after three people in the state were killed as a result of violent weather.