In Tennessee, a series of storms and tornadoes left at least six dead on Saturday. According to a Montgomery County report:
At this time we can confirm that three people are deceased, two adults and one child as a result of the tornado that touched down this afternoon. Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital.
Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said, "This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes."
Later, the Nashville Office of Emergency Management reported on its X (formerly Twitter) account that three more deaths were recorded outside of Nashville.
We have teams assessing damage and looking for patients. Unfortunately, we can confirm there are 3 Fatalities as a result of the severe weather on Nesbitt Lane.
— Nashville EOC/OEM (@NashvilleEOC) December 10, 2023
The severe storms left more than 80,000 people without power and caused extensive damage to some homes in the city of Clarksville. Authorities urged residents to stay away from the most affected areas.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for Saturday in several cities throughout Tennessee.
🚨 El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha declarado el estado de emergencia por un tornado para Hendersonville, Gallatin y Goodlettsville, en Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/AoGzt2yPU5
— VOZ (@VozMediaUSA) December 10, 2023