Severe storms and tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee on Saturday, leaving six hospitalized and nearly 20 people dead, CBS News reported.
The devastating weather pattern caused severe damage to multiple cities. according to To the outlet. A tornado struck Montgomery County, killing three people, including a child. The media said 23 other people were treated for injuries. Nashville's Emergency Operations Center reported three additional deaths.
Intensive search and rescue operations were launched in the aftermath of the storm. According to CBS News, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said it is still in the critical stages of responding to the disaster.
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“Here in Clarksville and Montgomery County, we were hit hard by the tornado,” Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said in a video posted. Social media.
The storm's fury was evident north of Clarksville, where police and fire departments were busy responding to multiple reports of damage, the paper said. Mayor Golden warned of continued dangers posed by tripped power lines and hazardous areas. He also urged residents to remain indoors while emergency services assess and deal with the situation. (Related: These Absolutely Crazy Tornado Videos Will Break Your Brain)
“We know there has been significant damage throughout our community, and we need to be considerate of the families who are in desperate need of help,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said in a video.
According to CBS News, earlier statements from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirmed that several homes were damaged when the tornado struck around 2 p.m. local time. A local high school was designated as a temporary shelter for people evacuated by the storm.
More than 76,000 customers in Tennessee were without power Saturday night, according to PowerOutage.us. The city of Springfield, about 30 miles east of Clarksville, was without power, and officials asked residents to avoid traveling by road.
The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings across Tennessee and was planning to investigate areas in Kentucky where other tornadoes were reported. This storm comes nearly two years after a series of 41 tornadoes, including 16 in Tennessee and eight in Kentucky, killed 81 people in Kentucky alone, making it one of the worst natural disasters in the country. It reminded me of the destructive potential of