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A caller told Shelbyville police at approximately 1:30 p.m. a tornado was on the ground on Parker Road. Arriving officers said several trees were downed but no structural damage to homes was evident.
A tornado watch had just been issued for portions of southern Middle Tennessee, but no warning was issued for Bedford County.
"The trees were twisting in the wind," said Robert Butler of Dow Drive as he picked up small limbs in his yard. "It was unusual."
Ann Peak, who lives approximately two blocks from Butler on Dow Drive, also said the trees were "twisting."
One small metal outbuilding at a Dow Drive home was blown off its foundation and overturned, leaving the contents exposed to the elements.