Six people were killed from #tornadoes in #Tennessee, at least one child among the dead. Preliminary reports show 25 reports of #tornadoes in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida this weekend. Killer storm system has been hitting #EastCoast today pic.twitter.com/ZhMgjYlVpM
— Tina Kim (@TinaKimCNN) December 10, 2023
- Severe storms, including an apparent tornado, ripped through central Tennessee, killing six people and injuring over two dozen more. Three of the deaths occurred in Montgomery County, north of Nashville, while the remaining three occurred in a neighborhood just north of downtown Nashville.
- The storms caused extensive damage to houses and businesses in a number of cities. Photos showed rubble on lawns, a tractor trailer thrown on its side, and insulation pulled off building walls.
- The victims were identified as Joseph Dalton, Floridema Gabriel Perez, and her son, Anthony Elmer Mendez, who were killed north of downtown Nashville. During the storm, Dalton’s mobile home was thrown onto Perez’s property.
- A tornado was reported to have touched down in Montgomery County about 2 p.m. A shelter was established at a nearby high school, and people were requested to remain at home while first responders assessed the situation.
- More than 80,000 Tennessee electrical users were without power Saturday night. The storm struck roughly two years after a series of tornadoes struck multiple states, including Tennessee and Kentucky, killing 81 people.