An intense summer storm brought down trees and power lines and caused flash flooding across Middle Tennessee on Saturday. It also led to a chaotic sheltering situation at Nissan Stadium, where a Garth Brooks concert was called off and fans were drenched.
Storms and tornadoes on Tuesday caused structural damage, knocked down trees and led to power outages in nearly a dozen Tennessee counties. One person is believed to have been killed, and meteorologists will continue reviewing evidence of multiple tornadoes on Wednesday.
If the last year has proven anything, it’s that Middle Tennesseans come together in times of crisis.
The death toll from Tennessee flash flooding has risen again. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the weekend storm killed residents in Davidson, Cheatham and Hawkins counties.
The biggest danger of the moment, and one which shows no sign of letting up, is the risk of flash floods in the creeks, streams and low-lying areas in places where the worst of the storms have already moved through.
Last summer, Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management upgraded the county’s tornado warning system. But they failed to warn residents on Thursday that a storm was near.
Damage reports are coming in following the powerful hail storm that raced through the Nashville area Thursday afternoon, toppling trees and pulling up some by the roots. Many of them took out power lines as they fell, leaving at least 10,000 Nashville Electric Service customers without electricity, with additional outages elsewhere.
Updated Monday at 6:20 a.m. After a day of uneasy anticipation, severe weather did not make its way far enough north to reach Tennessee on Wednesday.
A night of storms. 100 miles of chaos. 25 lives lost. Thousands of buildings destroyed. One year later, where are we now?
Pockets of Middle Tennessee residents are still without power — some heading into eight straight days on Monday — as a result of the winter storm.