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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Death Toll Rises After Nashville Tornado

The death toll has reached 25 following a powerful and long-lived tornado in the Nashville, TN area.

Emergency crews are continuing their search efforts this morning.

Over 140 buildings have been destroyed.

The National Weather Service warned of the tornado located near Nashville at 12:38 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning.

At least 50,100 customers lost power across the state. Some substations have been damaged.

The John C. Tune Airport in West Nashville also sustained significant damage.

The National Weather Service is continuing to survey storm damage in middle Tennessee.

Survey teams across Davidson, Wilson, and Smith Counties have found the following:

  • John C Tune area: EF-2 (130 mph)

  • Germantown/North Nashville: EF-2 (125 mph)

  • East Nashville/Five Points: EF-3 (136-140 mph)

  • Donelson: EF-3 (160-165 mph)

  • Mt. Juliet: EF-3 (155-160 mph)

  • Lebanon in Smith County: EF-1


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