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The Cromwell's friends, family, and neighbors came out after the storm hit to help clean up the property. The Cromwell's friends, family, and neighbors came out after the storm hit to help clean up the property.
He said high winds ripped grain bins off their foundation and moved them across the street, even into a lake behind his house. He said high winds ripped grain bins off their foundation and moved them across the street, even into a lake behind his house.
Tony Cromwell said the damage to his house happened within five minutes. Tony Cromwell said the damage to his house happened within five minutes.
Everything inside was destroyed. Everything inside was destroyed.
COVINGTON, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The National Weather Service determined an EF-1 tornado caused the weather related damage in Tipton County Friday morning.

According to Tipton County Sheriff's Office Chief Donna Turner there was some flooding and trees are down.

At least one house was damaged on the 2300 block of Mt. Lebanon Road, west of Covington.

Tony Cromwell said the damage to his house happened within five minutes. He said around 6:15 p.m., the winds woke him up and ripped off the roof of his house.

Everything inside was destroyed.

As Connie Cromwell walks into her house, she can hardly hold tears back.

"It sounded like hail hitting the house, then it just exploded. I ran in and could see through my roof," said Tony.

The Cromwell's friends, family, and neighbors came out after the storm hit to help clean up the property.

Cromwell has farmed the area for years.

He said high winds ripped grain bins off their foundation and moved them across the street, even into a lake behind his house.

"I guess it was a tornado or straight line winds. I have no idea," said Tony.

Winds even spun Cromwell's SUV around in his driveway.

Insurance adjusters were out after the storm.

They said Cromwell's house is more than likely a complete loss.

And as the clean up begins, Cromwell is happy to be alive.

Other damaged areas included Mt. Lebanon Road, there was only sporadic damage. Trees were across roadways, and there was also low lying flooding.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has been notified.

Nobody was injured as a result of the storm damage.

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