Severe weather and tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning affecting Nashville and surrounding areas.
A total of 22 people were killed as a result, according to the most recent update by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).
Additionally, the storm caused damage to homes, businesses, power lines, and infrastructure. A state of emergency has been declared and TEMA has activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan.
In response to the devastation in Nashville, many here turned to Twitter to express support for those affected by the storm.
Nashville and Middle Tennessee, we send our love to you. https://t.co/to77Vu0WIL— City of Memphis (@CityOfMemphis) March 3, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with Nashville as they deal with the aftermath of last night’s storm. Memphis Emergency Response teams stand ready to help if needed.— Mayor Jim Strickland (@MayorMemphis) March 3, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the many people in Nashville and the surrounding areas who have been affected by the tornado and last night’s storms.— Sen. Sara Kyle (@SaraforTN) March 3, 2020
Last night a tornado touched down in Nashville & other parts of middle Tennessee. I am fine, but am praying for the families that were devastated by this storm. Some people lost homes & businesses, others lost their lives. Please send a prayer up for the 615 & surrounding areas. pic.twitter.com/Cd4zceEaKI— Senator Raumesh Akbari (@SenAkbari) March 3, 2020
The devastating tornado in the Nashville area early this morning is weighing on everyone in the ALSAC/@StJude family. Our prayers are with the community in middle Tennessee and all those affected.— Richard Shadyac (@RickShadyac) March 3, 2020
Our hearts go out to all of our friends in Nashville recovering from last night’s tornadoes. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire community. We are with you. 💙#NashvilleStrong— Memphis Chamber (@MemphisChamber) March 3, 2020
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Our friends over in Nashville have been hard at it this morning serving the citizens and visitors after a devastating tornado struck their city. We wish them the best while they do their work. #MusicCityBravest #Nashville #NashvilleTN #iaff #tn pic.twitter.com/RFgWcPMqa1— Memphis Fire Fighters (@mffa1784) March 3, 2020
Thinking about all of our #uthsc students, residents, fellows, postdocs, faculty, staff, alumni, patients, and friends in #Nashville this morning as we're learning more about this morning's tornado devastation.— UTHSC (@uthsc) March 3, 2020
To those in Nashville, our prayers are with you. Please be safe this morning!— Bluff City Virtual Reality (@bluffcityvr) March 3, 2020
Memphis sends love to our neighbors in Nashville. Y’all are in our hearts today 💔 @NashvilleScene has a list of resources with shelters and where to donate to recovery efforts, if you can contribute: https://t.co/b0Lmnr7R9G #nashvilletornado @visitmusiccity— Holly ❤️ I Love Memphis (@ilovememphis) March 3, 2020