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State of Emergency issued after storms in Middle, West TN

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A State of Emergency has been issued following severe weather in Middle and West Tennessee Wednesday night.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) issued an emergency management plan after severe storms "caused isolated damage in a number of counties including Dyer, Hickman, Hardeman Madison, McNairy, Martin, Montgomery, Perry, Sumner, Wayne and Wilson counties."

TEMA is deploying District Coordinators to some of the harder hit counties, including Wayne and Perry counties, to help with storm response. Many impacted counties have reported debris across roads and some communications issues. 

The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed two fatalities in Perry County, one being a male and the other a female of an undetermined age.

The storm system is still impacting Middle Tennessee and is slowly moving East. 

TEMA says it will continue to monitor the storms.

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