Tornadoes in Tennessee kill six, injure two dozen

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   December 10, 2023   Update on : December 10, 2023

Tornadoes in Tennessee kill six

Six people died and at least 23 sustained injuries after tornadoes and strong thunderstorms moved across Tennessee state, US early Saturday evening.

The injured are receiving treatment at hospitals, reports NBC News quoting officials.

The dead include two adults and one child in Tornadoes in Tennessee, according to a statement from Michelle Newell.

Three people were confirmed dead in Madison, Tennessee, just north of Nashville while three other people including a child, also died in Montgomery.

Severe damage was reported in the affected areas following Tornadoes in Tennessee, and residents were asked to avoid the houses, the officials added.

The officials said the numbers could change, as authorities are still in a “search and rescue phase” to see if there are more dead or injured.

Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said in a statement that this is a sad day for the community. “We are praying for those who are injured and our hearts are broken for the families who lost loved ones, and lost their homes.”

Over 150,000 are without power after tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee.

In its wake, the storm left extensively damaged structures and residences, felled trees, and snapped power lines in multiple cities of Tennessee.

Tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday afternoon and evening for multiple areas across Middle Tennessee, including Clarksville, parts of Nashville, Madison, Hendersonville and Gallatin.

According to meteorologist Sam Shamburger, NWS Nashville also issued a “tornado emergency” alert for parts of Middle Tennessee for the first time in over a decade.

Meanwhile, Clarksville city has declared a state of emergency Saturday night.

On Saturday, tornadoes erupted from a severe weather outbreak that spanned more than 1,200 miles over the eastern United States, from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border.

As severe weather moved through the area, officials in northwest Tennessee urged drivers to stay off roadways, added CNN reports.


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