CLEAN UP UNDERWAY AFTER ROBERTSON CO. TORNADO

  

A part of the destruction in Franklin. (Courtesy: KAGS TV)

Clean up continues in nearby Robertson County, after an EF3 tornado devastated a portion of the city of Franklin, as well as parts of Calvert and Bremond.

Robertson County officials say 55 homes, one church, four businesses, a duplex and part of the local housing authority were destroyed by Saturday's tornado.

Robertson County officials anticipate the storm caused at least $3.8 million in damages, with totals expected to rise.

All of the city of Franklin is currently under a boil water notice anticipated to run through Wednesday evening. Water and ice will be distributed at the Pridgeon Community Center beginning at 8 a.m. today (Monday).

The county's emergency management coordinator, Billy Huggins, said the county's primary goals are restoring water and power.  Throughout the day, Sunday, about 140 crews working to restore power to Robertson County, though it may still take up to 72 hours before power is restored because of the damage.

County Judge Charles Ellison said about half of the south side of Franklin was “totally destroyed.”

No serious injuries were reported.

(Images courtesy: KAGS TV)

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