Early survey data shows only a small amount of damage after two brief tornadoes touched down in Putnam and Warren counties Friday evening.
Heavy rain, strong winds and potentially severe weather are sweeping across Tennessee today, and a front coming through just after noon prompted a series of tornado warnings. But there wasn’t immediate confirmation of any tornado touchdowns.
A long-awaited upgrade to Nashville’s tornado warning system has been completed. Emergency managers said Wednesday they’d added 20 additional sirens in rural areas, as well as upgrading 93 existing alarms (read list of locations or view map below).
We’re learning new weather terms this week as Middle Tennessee was hit with another night of high winds, knocking out power to an additional 15,000 Nashville Electric Service customers. This time it was a rare “wake low,” which followed an even more unusual “derecho” storm system the night before.
More than 100,000 households across Middle Tennessee were still without power late Monday after a strong storm delivered winds over 60 mph the day before.
The scene surrounding Nate Landsperger’s house, on Holly Street in East Nashville, is one of brick homes reduced to rubble.
Three more storm-damaged Tennessee counties have qualified for federal aid from the flare up of deadly tornadoes on March 3. The state has also shared its latest cumulative damage assessment: $68 million in infrastructure and recovery costs.
Power is back for most, roads are clearing and mountains of debris are being hauled away, but for many Middle Tennesseans the path to recovery from the Super Tuesday tornadoes will be long and confusing. There are donations and insurance claims to sort through — and there’s federal assistance.
Nashville’s Metro Council may have added numerous rookie members in the fall, but they’re starting to flex some muscle.
Officials across Middle Tennessee are starting to assess the damage from last night’s storms.