Tennessee Tornado


Mark Humphrey

Sumant Joshi helps to clean up rubble at a Nashville church Tuesday.

Veronica McCraw, Staff Writer

This Tuesday, March 3rd, Nashville faced two powerful tornadoes. An EF-4 (166-200 wind mph) tornado hit Putnam County and an EF-3 (136-165 wind mph) tornado touched down in the Nashville area. Both hit before the sun rose.

People were reported missing, but were found by Thursday. Twenty-five people were killed. In Nashville alone, at least forty-eight structures collapsed. Hundreds of buildings were torn down from both tornadoes including businesses, schools, homes, and some of Nashville’s popular attractions. Power was also out for nearly 50,000 customers.

Celebrity Taylor Swift donated one million dollars to help the rebuild of Tennessee. Nearly 20,000 people signed up on the “Hands-on Nashville” website that will aid in widespread cleanup.

Friday, March 6th, President Trump will visit Tennessee to survey some of the hardest-hit areas from the deadly tornadoes. President Trump is expected to land at Berry Field at Nashville International Airport around 10 a.m. He has allowed federal aid and disaster relief to help with the clean-up efforts.