Six lifeless as tornadoes and extreme storms rip by way of Tennessee | EUROtoday
At least six individuals had been confirmed lifeless as tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped by way of Tennessee on Saturday.
Three individuals, together with two adults and a baby, had been killed in Clarksville on account of a twister that touched down at round 2pm on Saturday afternoon, a Montgomery County spokesperson stated. “Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital.”
Three others died in Nashville, in keeping with the city’s emergency operations centre, which reported “severe damage” within the space together with downed energy traces. The casualty figures are prone to change, warned state officers, who’re persevering with to seek for survivors.
Photos posted by the Clarksville fireplace division on social media confirmed broken homes with particles strewn throughout lawns, a tractor-trailer flipped on its aspect on a freeway and insulation ripped out of constructing partitions. The National Weather Service has additionally issued a number of twister warnings in Tennessee with experiences of an additional twister in Kentucky.
Over 52,000 electrical energy prospects had been with out energy in Tennessee on Saturday night time, in keeping with PowerOutage.us.
“This is a sad day for our community,” Montgomery County’s mayor Wes Golden stated. “We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes. This community pulls together like no other and we will be here until the end.”
Clarksville mayor Joe Pitts stated: “This is devastating news and our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost loved ones.
“The metropolis stands prepared to assist them of their time of grief.”
Mr Pitt declared a state of emergency for Clarksville and imposed a 9pm curfew for Saturday and Sunday, keeping in mind the “health, safety and welfare of the community”.
Government officials in Sumner County also reported “significant damage” after tornadoes ripped through Gallatin and Hendersonville northeast of Nashville.
“At this time, we are working to respond to multiple calls throughout the county and to establish Red Cross shelters in Gallatin and Hendersonville,” said a joint statement from the communities’ mayors.
“It is of paramount importance that citizens stay off of the roads and allow first responders and utility crews to respond,” it read.
The country’s emergency medical services said they are “not aware of any loss of life or life-threatening injuries at this time”.
Governor Bill Lee also took to social media, saying he and his wife Maria were “praying for all Tennesseans who have been impacted by the tornadoes that swept through the state this evening”.
“We mourn the lives lost & ask that everyone continue to follow guidance from local & state officials,” he wrote on X.