Putnam County officials give update on storm recovery efforts 2 days after deadly tornado

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Officials in Putnam County gave an update on recovery efforts two days after a deadly tornado.

Volunteers are asked to wait until Saturday morning to return to the area.

They will also need to register and wear a special armband.

A volunteer plan will be released Friday with more details.

Putnam County officials give update on storm recovery efforts

The National Weather Service says an EF-4 tornado tore through the county around 2 a.m. Tuesday. The death toll there stands at 18 with dozens more injured.

Over 400 residences and 31 commercial businesses were damaged, and 100 residences were completely destroyed.

Drone footage shows path of destruction after Putnam County tornado (WVLT)

It was the second of two deadly tornadoes to hit middle Tennessee that morning. An EF-3 tore through Davidson, Wilson and Smith counties. It was on the ground for almost an hour and stretching 50 miles.

To make a donation text CookevilleHelp to 41444 or visit putnamcountytn.gov.

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