In addition, several missing, many injured and serious material damage have been reported. In different social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, several videos were shared that quickly became a tendency to show how the exact moment in which the meteorological phenomenon occurred.
“A series of heavy storms crossed Tennessee and caused serious damage to buildings, roads, bridges, public services and businesses in several counties,” said the state emergency agency, according to AFP.
Rescue teams are known to search for survivors and missing persons in the rubble, an official with the Tennessee emergency management agency reported. The balance of victims and damage caused by tornadoes in this southeastern state of the United States could therefore increase.
On Facebook many citizens were alarmed by everything that happened. Shortly after midnight, the tornado that crossed the state capital, Nashville, destroyed buildings and houses, laid power lines and left rubble throughout the city. The blackouts affect 47,000 people, according to Nashville Electric.
“I think I’m lucky to be alive and I still have to assimilate (what happened),” an inhabitant of that city, considered the mecca of country music, told local television WTVF, after a sign crushed his car.
“In the coming hours, we will continue deploying teams of search and rescue, opening shelters across the state and sending emergency personnel in the most affected communities” , he tweeted the governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee.
See the news report below:
Video shows tornado moving through Nashville, Tennessee, amid reports of fatalities and extensive damage. https://abcn.ws/2PH8ywe
Posted by ABC News on Tuesday, March 3, 2020