Now that it’s over, Tennessee can officially say that 2020 was an abnormally active and “devastating year” for tornadoes.
Six months ago, a rash of tornadoes tore through Middle Tennessee on Super Tuesday, killing 24 people overnight and destroying thousands of buildings in the region. WPLN News reporters went out to assess the damage on March 3 with the rest of Nashville, taking photos along the way. Now, six months later, some of those […]
Six months ago, multiple tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee, leaving death and destruction all across the region. Despite the confusion and sadness, many Tennesseans came out and helped their neighbors almost immediately. They did that for weeks, until the coronavirus started, which dwindled the relief efforts.
Groups are mobilizing to “re-leaf” the region. But they’re finding that it’s not just the pandemic that’s complicating efforts, but also the hesitations of a community that fears the destructive threat of falling trees.
As COVID-19 and March’s tornadoes continue to impact Davidson County, Hands On Nashville is looking for more volunteers.
The storm cells that tracked across Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon resulted in a weak tornado that spun up in eastern Wilson County, tracking nearly four miles and 100 yards wide.
The scene surrounding Nate Landsperger’s house, on Holly Street in East Nashville, is one of brick homes reduced to rubble.
The 2020 census count is now in full swing, but with most Tennesseans being asked to shelter in place, no one will be knocking on doors and asking residents to fill out forms any time soon. The U.S. Census Bureau is making adjustments to get everyone in Tennessee counted, amid back-to-back crises in the state.
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.
The rash of Super Tuesday tornadoes in Tennessee is already prompting researchers to study just how the twisters formed and how intense they were. In the wake of the outbreak, WPLN News interviewed several weather experts about what happened, the science of tornadoes and some commonly held misconceptions.