Severe injuries reported in Harrison area hit by tornado
HARRISON, TN (Times Free Press) -- Six to eight people were severely injured in the Short Tail Springs area of Harrison during the storms that pushed through Chattanooga earlier today, authorities say.
About 10 people sustained minor injuries but no fatalities have been reported, said Amy Maxwell, public information officer for Hamilton County Emergency Services.
Emergency personnel are on foot, checking homes for injured people, she said, and the workers confirm at least 20 homes ripped off their foundations. Several other homes have roof damage.
Island Cove Marina on Highway 58 was hit hard, with several houseboats damaged and other boats underwater, Maxwell said.
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