WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Vice President Gore will visit Perry County, Tenn., today to observe first hand some of the damage that from tornadoes that hit the state on May 5. The Vice President will visit Linden, the county seat of Perry County. Of the nearly 114 damaged or destroyed buildings in the county, nearly half of them are located in Linden, including seven public structures.
Local officials report power has been restored to all but about 1,500 customers in the 17 affected counties. Remaining power outages are to severely damaged buildings or isolated areas. All schools are open. Nashville International Airport, closed temporarily after the storm, is now open. Henderson County was the hardest area of the state.
The tornadoes claimed four lives in Tennessee, three in Perry County and one in Madison County, and injured more than 30 people.