At least three people are dead and 23 injured after wild video posted to social media showed multiple twisters that barreled through the south Saturday, with watches still in effect across multiple states amid a stormy weekend.
People have seen twisters in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee across Saturday with those states and Alabama under tornado watch for parts of the rest of the day.
Montgomery County in Tennessee confirmed that at least three have died from the storm and at least another 23 are injured, according to multiple reports.
Multiple municipalities have reported injuries, tore roofs off homes and knocked out power to thousands in Tennessee on Saturday as a line of severe storms raked the state.
Several people posted videos of the tornados across the south to social media, including one poster on X who saw a twister from a wrestling school in Madison.
Wild video posted to social media showed multiple twisters that barrelled through the south Saturday, with watches still in effect across multiple states amid a stormy weekend
A man in Clarksville surveyed the damage that had made his way into his home and said they had heard people were confirmed dead
A man in Clarksville – which is in Montgomery County – surveyed the damage that had made his way into his home and said they had heard people were confirmed dead.
‘We’re safe but there are confirmed deaths and lives forever destroyed…my friend lost his home..it went right past our house and straight to my friends house,’ Vincent Welshman wrote.
In North Rutherford, one man surveying the wreckage said that the twisters had destroyed a park and a fire department.
A reporter in Clarksville documented how the chaos had spread across multiple homes, businesses and a Pizza Hut parking lot.
Police and firefighters in Clarksville were responding to multiple reports of damage in the northern part of the city, which is north of Nashville near the Kentucky state line.
Photos posted by the local fire department on social media showed damaged houses with debris strewn in the lawns, a tractor trailer flipped on its side on a highway and insulation ripped out of building walls.
The Montgomery County Sheriff´s Office said in a statement that a tornado touched down around 2 p.m.
The statement said that there were no confirmed injuries or missing people but that it was continuing to search the area.
A shelter was set up at a local high school.
Residents were asked to stay at home while first responders evaluated the situation. In a briefing shared on social media, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said there was extensive damage.
‘So please, if you need help, call 911 and help will be on the way immediately. But if you can, please stay home. Do not get out on the roads. Our first responders need time and space,’ he said.
A car is buried under rubble on Main Street after a tornado hit Hendersonville
A downed light pole and damaged houses following a possible tornado at Clarksville
In North Rutherford, one man surveying the wreckage said that the twisters had destroyed a park and a fire department
Tornado damage across a neighborhood in Clarksville, Tennessee
Weakley County in Tennessee, about 110 miles northwest of Nashville, reported ‘several’ injuries
Several counties across multiple states are under tornado watches throughout Saturday evening
Clarksville city spokesman Jimmy Settle said in an email that he didn´t have any further information on the number of structures damaged or possible injuries.
Allie Phillips, who lives in Clarksville, said she was grabbing lunch when she began receiving notifications of the tornado that was quickly approaching her neighborhood.
‘It was excruciating watching the live stream and not knowing if my house was still there,’ she said.
‘When we finally decided to leave, the road to my home was shut down because so many power lines were on the road and we had to take a detour.’
Phillips said her home survived with minimal damage – noting that her daughter´s toys were banged up and that a neighbor´s dog kennel hit the back of her home – but she was saddened to see that her neighbor´s house was missing a roof and a home up the block had all but completely disappeared.
‘This doesn´t happen enough that you´re ever prepared for it,’ she said.
The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings in Tennessee, and said it planned to survey an area where an apparent tornado hit in Kentucky.
About 85,000 electricity customers were without power in Tennessee on Saturday night, according to PowerOutage.us.
One woman in Clarksville posts video as the tornado makes its way toward her town
Several houses are wrecked and others have been reported injured from the storms
The tornado wreaks havoc on a backyard in Tennessee
Weakley County in Tennessee, about 110 miles northwest of Nashville, reported ‘several’ injuries.
Damage to homes and downed power lines were reported in counties in Kentucky as well.
Already thousands have been reported without power, according to Weather.com.
Several counties across Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and Alabama are under tornado watch for portions of the rest of the night.
A large swathe of the Eastern United States was expected to be battered by ‘severe’ storms as gale force winds, torrential rain and snow blow in over the weekend.
Multi threat alerts are already in place across several states, with 1,200 miles from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border expected to be hit by adverse weather.
Winds of up to 60mph could disrupt air travel, while snow and ice could cause further travel chaos on the Monday morning commute.
The storm began brewing Friday night, drawing from leftover energy from a deadly ‘atmospheric river’ earlier this week which left at least two dead in the Pacific northwest.
A moving truck parked outside and preparing for a family to move the next day was swept over
A car is buried under rubble on Main Street
A business destroyed by a tornado on West Main in Hendersonville
A storm front approaches downtown Nashville, Tenn., which spawned an apparent tornado north of the city
It will grow in strength and expand into Saturday, with the wettest and windiest weather felt Sunday into Monday before plunging temperatures could turn precipitation into snow.
Howling winds could bring down trees, disrupt flights and cause power outages when they blow in across New England on Sunday.
The storm is due to reach peak strength by the afternoon as it engulfs much of the east, with gusts picking up considerable compared to Saturday where the gales will be concentrated more in the south.
By Sunday night the winds could whip up to 60mph across New England and coastal portions of New York and New Jersey.
The public has been warned to secure any outdoor holiday decorations, while those travelling by air could see delays or cancellations.
‘Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles,’ the National Weather Service said,
‘Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.’
Almost all of eastern parts of the US are set to be lashed by heavy rain, with some area to be drenched by up to three inches.
Forecasters warned flash flooding is likely, with parts along the East Coast expected to be soaked by at least an inch of rain.
Downpours are expected to begin in the Midwest and Mississippi Valley before sweeping eastwards.
The rain is due to begin building from Saturday and continue into Sunday, possibly affecting some NFL games in Maryland and New Jersey.
A surge of warmth which began in the northern tier will swing across the east bringing temperatures to 20-30 or more above average meaning most precipitation is likely to fall as rain.