Sirens blared at around 1:00 AM in Nashville, Tennessee, warning of an impending tornado. Residents had only around ten minutes to head to their basements or other shelters before not one, but two tornadoes tore through Nashville, Tennessee.
Seven confirmed deaths and more than 40 buildings have been shredded. Authorities are searching rubble for more casualties.
According to MSNBC, two tornadoes touched down in Nashville, while another hit about 90 miles east and yet another 90 miles west of the city.
Mayor John Cooper said in a Tweet:
Pictures below show the devasation caused.
Nashville schools are closed until further notice, and citizens are encouraged to stay off the roads if they can, while crews work to find other injured, and remove debris.