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Tenn. declares emergency after possible tornado

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say storm damage in Monroe County likely was caused by straight-line winds.

National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Cavallucci told WATE-TV that an initial survey on Friday of damage indicated that it was not caused by a tornado.

Cavallucci says the storm packed winds of up to 90 mph that uprooted trees, downed power lines and damaged several structures including homes, barns and trailers.

Tennessee officials have declared a state of emergency due to the damage and said 8-10 families were displaced due to the storm.

No injuries were reported.

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