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Tornado Strikes Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Posted by on March 3rd, 2020 Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Our thoughts are with the Nashville community today as they face repairs and recovery from the destructive tornado that struck overnight. If you are in or around the hard-hit area, please let us know by phone or email how you are faring and if there is anything we can do to help.

At a Glance

  • A tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020. 
  • 24 individuals have been reported dead across four counties: Davidson, Putnam, Benton, and Wilson
  • Approximately 50,000 households and businesses were left without power
  • At least 45 buildings collapsed in Nashville and multiple other buildings sustained damage, primarily in the downtown and east precincts
  • The National Weather Service said that as of 2:50 a.m., there were no longer tornado warnings in middle Tennessee

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Reliable Resources for Tornado Preparedness & Response

  • National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL):Tornado Basics
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Tornadoes
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Ready.gov – Tornadoes (en español)

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