Married couple identified as victims of Tennessee storms

(WKRN Photo)
(WKRN Photo)

LINDEN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A married couple were found dead after storms destroyed their Perry County home on Wednesday night.

The victims were identified as 70-year-old Antonio Yzaguirre and his 69-year-old wife, Annie. They had just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.

As many as four homes on the Yzaguirre’s street were destroyed by the storms.

The Tennessee Department of Agency (TEMA) has declared a Level III State of Emergency.

Two of the hardest hit were Perry and Wayne counties, where TEMA will be deploying officials to assist with storm response.

The storms began sweeping through from the west around 4 p.m., bringing heavy rain and severely damaging winds.

Sheriff Weems in Perry County told News 2 the winds “exploded the home” on Highway 412 East in Linden while the victims were inside and carried the debris up to 200 yards away. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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