CNN reports that tornadoes and powerful thunderstorms struck Tennessee, US, resulting in the deaths of six people. Additionally, according to emergency management officials, three confirmed deaths have occurred in Madison, a northeast Nashville suburban neighborhood. The Nashville Office of Emergency Management posted on X, saying, “We have teams searching for patients and assessing damage. Regretfully, we can confirm that the severe weather on Nesbitt Lane has resulted in three fatalities.” CNN reported that three deaths, including a child, were confirmed by Montgomery County officials following a tornado that struck the Clarksville area.
The Montgomery County government issued a statement, saying, “At this time, we can confirm that three people are deceased–two adults and one child–as a result of the tornado that touched down this afternoon. Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital.”
Officials said they are still in a “search and rescue phase” to see if there are more dead or injured.
“This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes,” Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said in a statement.
Following the tornadoes, the city of Clarksville declared a state of emergency on Saturday night.