MADRID, (EUROPA PRESS) – At least six people have died this Saturday after strong tornadoes hit different parts of the state of Tennessee, in the United States, according to authorities.
Three people were killed and 23 injured by a tornado in Montgomery County, Tennessee, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, which has confirmed that there were two adults and a child. Three other people have died due to tornadoes in the city of Nashville, Nashville Emergency Operations have reported.
“This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who were injured, lost their loved ones and lost their homes. This community comes together like no other and we will be here until the end,” said the county mayor. Montgomery, Wes Golden, in a statement reported by ABC News.
The Mayor of the City of Clarksville, Joe Pitts, also expressed his condolences for the tragedy:
This is devastating news and our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost their loved ones. “The city stands ready to help them in their time of grief.”
Multiple long-track tornadoes have been reported in northwest Tennessee this Saturday afternoon, as the tornado threat in the region has continued into the evening. “Extensive” damage has been reported in the city of Clarksville, located about 77 kilometers northwest of Nashville, after a tornado struck this Saturday afternoon.
Police have urged people to stay off the roads as crews responded to multiple locations in the north Clarksville area.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that there has been “damage to several homes” in Clarksville after a tornado hit the Hand Estates area, but that they have “no confirmed victims or missing persons” at this time. .
In the rural city of Dresden, several homes, power lines and trees have been affected by a tornado, according to the city’s fire department.
Severe thunderstorms capable of producing a few tornadoes, scattered damaging winds and large hail are possible through this Saturday night from Louisiana to Kentucky.