Tennessee tornadoes News

How to Manage Two Disasters at Same Time

On March 5, Tennessee governor Bill Lee announced the state’s first confirmed case of Covid-19. Three weeks later on Easter Sunday, tornadoes touched down outside of Chattanooga, killing four people and flattening 2,000 structures. Since the start of the pandemic, …

Amid Tennessee Tornado Devastation, Surviving Homes Become Beacons of Hope

Moments after a tornado tore through his quiet Tennessee neighborhood, Darrell Jennings walked out his front door and heard screaming. The house next door – and many others – had been leveled to its foundations. Somehow the Jennings house suffered …

Tennessee Sets Up Mobile Units for Tornado Victims Without ID

Two mobile units have been deployed to help residents who lost state driver’s licenses or photo identification in severe storms that ravaged Tennessee counties this week. Tennessee’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security said Wednesday that mobile units that can …

Death Toll from Tennessee Tornadoes Climbs to At Least 24

Rescuers searched through shattered Tennessee neighborhoods for bodies Tuesday, less than a day after tornadoes ripped across Nashville and other parts of the state as families slept. At least 24 people were killed, some in their beds, authorities said. The …

Tennessee Records 19 Tornadoes in 2015

Weather officials say 19 tornadoes touched down in Tennessee last year, marking the state’s lowest total since 2007. The National Weather Service said one tornado struck the state in April and two touched down in May of 2015. A record-setting …

5 Tornadoes Confirmed in Middle Tennessee

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed five tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee during storms July 2. The Tennessean reports two tornadoes touched down in Wilson County, two in Old Hickory and one in Mt. Juliet around 5:30 …

Tennessee Tornado Victim Had Stolen Goods in Home: Police

When neighbors in Kingsport, Tennessee went to help a man whose home bore the brunt of a tornado, they made a discovery police say couldn’t have been caused by the wind. Police spokesman Thomas Patton told WBIR-TV in Knoxville that …

Tennessee Survived 36 Tornadoes in 2013

Tennessee had 36 tornadoes in 2013 with no fatalities. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd, in the Nashville office, 25 of the state’s tornadoes took place in January. March and June saw four tornadoes each, and November had …