Nashville in Crisis: Fire Tornado Leads to Airport Shutdown and Emergency Responses

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UPDATE 7:00pm:

At 5:54 p.m., Nashville International Airport announced a temporary ground stop due to a tornado touchdown, severe winds, and ongoing storms in the region.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

The Nashville tornado activity on Saturday has significantly affected several areas, with Clarksville in Montgomery County, Cumberland Furnace in Stewart County, Springfield in Robertson County, Madison in Davidson County, and Hendersonville and Gallatin in Sumner County reporting substantial damage. The Nashville Weather Service has received numerous reports of these impacts, including one instance of a fire tornado near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, north of Clarksville.

The storms have already left thousands of Nashville area homes without electricity, as confirmed by the Clarksville Police Department. Montgomery County Government spokesperson Michelle Newell reported multiple injuries and extensive destruction of property. Rescue efforts are underway to locate and assist individuals potentially trapped or hurt in their homes.

Clarksville Police, Clarksville Fire Rescue, and Montgomery County EMS are currently addressing the widespread damage in northern Clarksville.

For those affected, a shelter has been established at Northeast High School, located at 3701 Trenton Road in Clarksville, as announced by Settle.

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