Tornado Death Toll Rises to 25 in Tennessee

March 16, 2020

The death toll from storms that unleashed powerful tornadoes in Tennessee early this month has risen to 25, authorities said Thursday as they announced that a man had died of his injuries.

The death raised the number of storm-related fatalities in Putnam County to 19. Three people died in Wilson County, two in Nashville’s Davidson County and one in Benton County.

The storm that struck during the pre-dawn hours of March 3 spawned 10 tornadoes, the National Weather Service has said.

Survivors who needed one-on-one assistance with the federal aid application process were advised to go to disaster recovery centers in Davidson County and Putnam County. Officials said they also planned to open a center soon in Wilson County.

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