Authorities in Nashville have put the death toll from Tuesday morning’s tornado at 24, and are still searching for 77 people who are missing.
The damage is still being assessed but as of now, 48 structures have been destroyed and hundreds more suffered damage. As of late last night, 35,000 customers were still without power. The hardest-hit area was Putnam County, east of Nashville, where 18 people were killed.
At least 150 people are believed to have been hospitalized for injuries caused by the storm. (USA Today)
- Schools in the area are closed.
- It’s unknown exactly how many tornadoes may have hit, but the big one was an EF-3.
- The death toll had gone up to 25, but then dropped to 24 when it was determined that one of the deaths was not storm-related.