6 dead, dozens injured in catastrophic storm assault on Tennessee

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Tennessee faced severe tornadoes and thunderstorms on Saturday, leading to at least six confirmed deaths.

NEW YORK, Dec 10: Tennessee experienced a devastating onslaught of tornadoes and powerful thunderstorms on Saturday, resulting in at least six confirmed fatalities. The city of Madison, just north of Nashville, reported three deaths, with emergency management officials assessing damage and confirming the fatalities on Nesbitt Lane.

Montgomery County also fell victim to the destructive tornado, where three additional casualties, including a child, were reported in the Clarksville area. Authorities are actively engaged in a “search and rescue phase” to determine the extent of the damage and potential additional casualties.

As the region grapples with this catastrophic event, Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden expressed condolences, stating, “This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes.”

Mayor Joe Pitts of Clarksville declared a state of emergency, implementing a 9 p.m. curfew on Saturday and Sunday nights. The devastation prompted a plea for citizens to stay off roads to allow first responders and utility crews to address the aftermath.

Sumner County, including Gallatin and Hendersonville, faced “significant damage” from tornadoes. Emergency services are actively responding to calls throughout the county, with plans to establish Red Cross shelters. Sumner County Emergency Medical Services reported no known loss of life or life-threatening injuries at this time.

The tornado outbreak spanned over 1,200 miles from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border, with the National Weather Service confirming two large and dangerous tornadoes in Montgomery County and near Rutherford in Gibson County. Severe weather in a rural area near Dresden resulted in at least three injuries.

As the affected communities grapple with the aftermath, officials emphasize the importance of allowing first responders and utility crews to address the situation and urge residents to stay off the roads during this challenging time.

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