The storms lasted all day on the 27th. I know because the first one hit while my daughter was out at breakfast with a friend and it scared them to death. I think that was an F-1, but it was still powerful enough to make some huge oak trees crash to the ground across the street from where I live. My daughter came home and after that there were three more tornadoes that went over the eastern part of the county where I live, some of them F-4-5. We had to huddle in the bathroom without power three more times. The siege wasn't over until after the Ringgold-Cherokee Valley-Apison-Bradley County storm went right past us, shaking our whole house. By then it was 8 p.m at night. Then the weather was clear until the following Tuesday, when there was a heavy downpour of rain again.