Six Dead, Buildings Collapsed, and New York Braces for Rare High Wind Storm As Tennessee Is Ravaged by Deadly Tornadoes

Six Dead, Buildings Collapsed, and New York Braces for Rare High Wind Storm As Tennessee Is Ravaged by Deadly Tornadoes

Deadly Tornadoes Hit Tennessee

Tennessee faced a tragic onslaught of tornadoes on Saturday, leaving six people dead, including two children.

The deadly twisters brought havoc, causing injuries, collapsing buildings, and downing power lines. Meanwhile, New York City braces for an uncommon high wind storm with gusts reaching up to 60mph.

Tornado Impact in Tennessee

Multiple municipalities in Tennessee reported injuries, roofs torn off homes, and power outages affecting thousands.

Hail, comparable in size to quarters, pounded down, adding to the destruction. The tornadoes struck Montgomery County, north of Nashville, leaving a trail of devastation and a state of emergency declared in Clarksville.

Casualties and Damages

In Montgomery County, three people, including a child, lost their lives as a tornado struck the area. The Montgomery County Sheriff´s Office reported a tornado touching down around 2 pm, leading to extensive damage.

Homes were demolished, and a shelter was set up at a local high school for residents affected by the tornado.

Victims Identified

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified the victims killed downtown as Joseph Dalton, Floridema Gabriel Perez, and her two-year-old son, Anthony Elmer Mendez. The tornado tossed a mobile home onto Perez´s residence, resulting in tragic fatalities.

Government Response and State of Emergency

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts expressed condolences, declaring a state of emergency in Clarksville. First responders urged residents to stay at home while they evaluated the situation.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee offered prayers for those affected, emphasizing the need to follow guidance from local and state officials.

Impact on Residents

Residents like Shanika Washington and Allie Phillips shared harrowing experiences, seeking shelter during the storm. Washington recounted a terrifying 20 minutes in a basement bathroom with her children, while Phillips anxiously watched a live stream, uncertain about her home’s fate.

Northeast Storm Alert

Simultaneously, the Northeast prepares for a rare high wind storm, with gusts expected to reach 60mph. The storm, set to peak in strength, could disrupt flights, cause power outages, and prompt warnings to secure outdoor decorations. Heavy rain and potential flash flooding are also forecasted across eastern parts of the US.

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