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Records show Tenn storms included 40 tornadoes
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Preliminary National Weather Service records show the killer storms that bashed Tennessee included a total of 40 tornadoes.

Forecasters say that total is likely to increase slightly as data continues to be analyzed.

Records from the weather service offices in Morristown and Nashville show EF4 tornadoes, a category with wind speeds that range up to 200 mph, hit Hamilton, Bradley, Bledsoe, Rhea, Sequatchie, Polk and Blount counties.

EF3 tornadoes, a category with winds ranging up to 165 mph, hit Greene and Bledsoe counties.

The preliminary reports show the severe storms that killed three dozen people in Tennessee April 27-28 also included tornadoes in Johnson, Washington, McMinn, Monroe, Marion, Cocke, Knox, Loudon, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Warren, Grundy, Rutherford, Fentress and Lawrence counties.