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Moore County schools closing early Tuesday

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

According to Moore County Director of Schools Chad Moorehead, Moore County schools will close one hour early today (Tuesday) due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon. Buses will run at 2 p.m. Extended school services will be closed and registration for rising freshmen at MCHS scheduled for this evening has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m.

According to Moore County Sheriff’s Department investigator Mike Rainey, the sheriff’s department was out on Tuesday morning checking on damage from Monday night’s storms.

“We have some barns completely gone and some (out buildings) gone, as well as a lot of fences and trees down,” said Rainey. “All of us are out going doing assessments. We’ll then get with Metro Moore County EMA director Jason Deal and he will put a report together.”

Rainey said that as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, there were no reports of homes being destroyed in Moore County. Most of the damage was in the southeastern part of the county near the Lois and Marble Hill communities.

To the south, Lincoln County residents were not as fortunate.

A Tennessee emergency management official says two people have died and six were injured when a tornado touched down in Lincoln County.