A tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday killing minimum of 24 people while injuring several. Houses and businesses have been affected badly. Thousands of households and businesses are left without power. According to the official people have been left dead in 4 countries- Davidson, where Nashville is, Putnam, Benton and Wilson. In Putnam County 18 deaths have been reported as of now. The earlier death toll for Putnam was listed as 19, but officials realized its a mistake as one of the deaths wasn’t due to the storm but some other reason.
Gov. Bill Lee, who has declared a state of emergency, said that there has been loss of lives all across the state and there are many folks missing. This has also been one of the talked about news on www.oato.nl. Some have been confirmed dead while some people are unaccounted for. He called the devastation heart breaking but mentioned that the residents have helped each other in the aftermath, that makes him proud.
Lee said that worst circumstances show us the rise of best people and that is what Tennessee has witnessed during this bad time. He is proud of the citizens as they have done what is expected of them and what should be done at the time of crisis.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center, this is the second most deadly tornado event in Tennessee history. An year ago, on March 3, 2019, the carnage in Tennessee had marked the most deadly tornado event in the United States killing 23 people in Lee County, Alabama. On March 22, 1952, Twisters killed 38 people in Tennessee and on Feb. 5, 2008, 22 died in a Tornado.