At Least 6 Dead After Massive Tornados Sweep Through Tennessee, Hammer Nashville
Chasing the Edmond tornado of May 2013, A storm chasers point of view from a chase vehicle while chasing the start of an EF4 tornado across a highway. Oklahoma. USA
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At least six people are dead after several tornados swept through Tennessee on Saturday — and at least one was reported in Kentucky — forcing people to take shelter and leaving a trail of devastation and damages in their wake.

As of Saturday night, two adults and a child reportedly died in the area of Clarksville, Tennessee, and the Nashville Emergency Operation Center reported three more deaths. Montgomery County officials said more than 20 others were treated at a hospital and they are “in the search and rescue phase of this disaster” on Saturday night. FOX 17 News Meteorologist Greg Bobos reported at least 15 tornados hit the region.

“This is devastating news and our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost loved ones,” said Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. “The City stands ready to help them in their time of grief.”

“We mourn the lives lost & ask that everyone continue to follow guidance from local & state officials,” Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee said in a statement on X.

On Sunday morning, officials said 22 structures in Nashville had collapsed and several others were damaged and unstable.

“Yesterday was unfortunately another heartbreaking day for Nashville and others in Middle Tennessee,” said Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell during an update on Sunday. “While the days and weeks ahead will be challenging, we will respond.”

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for several areas across four states — Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee — shortly before noon on Saturday.

The tornado warnings started to pour in a short time later, as did reports of damages.

“DRESDEN, TN! Take cover immediately. This is a particularly dangerous situation with a large, damaging #tornado heading toward town any minute,” Reed Timmer posted.


“Large potentially catastrophic #tornado over Hendersonville TN right now. Worst case scenario,” Timmer added a short time later.

The local FOX affiliate shared video of the large tornado that swept through Nashville, showing explosions as the massive storm reportedly damaged power stations.

Others shared video of the Nashville tornado from other angles.

Another tornado was reported in Clarksville.

Reports of damage began to flow in even as the storms continued to rage all over the state. Homes and businesses took the brunt of the devastation.

While the storms raged, people who were not at home had to take shelter where they could — some in the parking garage of a hotel.

Fans attending the Creation Nashville convention got a surprise when they gathered to take shelter in a garage: “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki joined them, and then proceeded to host an impromptu Q&A session.

Costar Misha Collins also joined the fans, smiling and taking videos as they waited out the storm.

More rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the south and the east coast on Sunday, with some areas getting up to three inches of rain.

Montgomery County officials are asking the public to stay away from impacted areas so they don’t interfere with first responders and utility crews.

This article has been updated with additional information. 

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