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Tree falls on Tennessee mobile home, killing woman inside

Officials said nearly half a dozen mobile homes sustained damage from falling trees.
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 1:48 PM EDT
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DRESDEN, Tenn. (WVLT) - Weakley County officials confirmed one person has died as a result of severe weather Tuesday morning.

According to the Weakley County Emergency Management Agency, a powerful storm with hurricane-force winds hit the area of 5577 Greenfield Hwy 54 in Dresden Tuesday morning around 4 a.m.

Officials said nearly half a dozen mobile homes sustained damage from falling trees.

Weakley County EMA Director, Ray Wigginton confirmed a 49-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her mobile home during the storm.

Fire crews, the Dresden Police Department and the Highway Department have been on the scene to help clear debris in the area.

Crews are working across Weakley County to restore power and clear roadway.

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