Tornado Rips Through Newbern


Maddie Warren

    On December 10th, 2021 50 tornadoes were reported in 8 different states including Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. A tornado warning was issued for Dyer County at 10:12 pm. Newbern, Tennessee lost its Little General gas station shortly after. Roads are still closed as workers attempt to clear debris from the flattened gas station. Other businesses in town had some minor damage but remained. Trailer homes and vehicles were also tossed amidst the storm. Only injuries were reported in Dyer County, so far no fatalities related to the weather. However, two deaths were reported in Lake County and one in Obion County. Several people remained without power over the weekend, but most of Newbern was back with power as of today.