Wilson Emergency Management and the National Weather service confirmed it was a tornado that touch downed and caused damaged just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Several homes in the Rock Ridge School Road area were damaged. This is in the western part of Wilson County about five miles south of Bailey. The damage was moderate to severe.
The storm hit just down the road from an elementary school, which was opened as a shelter.
Crews are assessing damages. The National Weather Service is checking the scene to determine the strength of the tornado. There was one minor injury.
Law enforcement says there is damage to eight to ten houses on Rock Ridge School Road with one minor injury.
Just after five p.m., we spoke to folks at the Rock Ridge Elementary School just down the road. People there saw the ominous skies and saw debris in the air. An after-school program was taking place, and the children did their tornado drill. Everyone was okay at the school.
Rock Ridge Elementary School opened as a shelter at 7:00 p.m.