The residents of Putnam city and East Nashville were in a for an early morning shock. A devastating tornado tore into Nashville, flattening homes and businesses. Moreover, the tornado ended up injuring many people.
Before the tornado, at least five twisters were reported in Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky along with East Nashville and Mount Juliet. Nashville and Mount Juliet have been hit hard.
The message from Mount Juliet police department sums up what happened. In their update, the police department stated that the tornado has left a lot of devastation behind. They mentioned the damaged houses stating that they need help as many people injured and trapped in the debris. As of the latest updates a shelter has been set up at the still sanding church.
On the other hand, the Nashville fire department was busy responding to stress calls about 40 structures that have collapsed during the tornado. These structures are in and around the area.
The damage is high but the worst hit was Centennial Boulevard and Briley Parkway in West Nashville. Here the damages were heavy with upturned planes and tractor-trailers. In East Nashville, the Five Points neighborhood is also destroyed with businesses being flattened.
Germantown, Tennessee also suffered its share of destruction. The tornado remained on the ground till about 10 miles in Tennessee.
The John Tune Airport in Tennessee too suffered heavy damages. The official statement from the authorities state, “John C. Tune Airport (JWN), BNA’s sister airport in West Nashville, sustained significant damage due to severe weather earlier this morning,” the statement read. There were no reported injuries. Several hangars have been destroyed, and power lines are down. In the interest of safety, the public is advised to avoid John C. Tune until further notice. The Airport Authority has activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response.”