NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WFFT) — The National Weather Services in Nashville, Tennessee confirmed Friday that seven tornadoes hit middle Tennessee on March 2-3, 2020.
The tornadoes killed at least two dozen people and caused extensive damage.
One of our helicopters just landed after surveying tornado destruction from overnight. pic.twitter.com/XmBpbOmBuf
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 3, 2020
The first tornado touched down near the Nashville metro area in western Davidson County.
It tracked eastward into Wilson and Smith counties.
The EF-3 tornado carved a 60.13 mile path of destruction, injured 200 people and killed 5.
The second tornado was an EF-0, which briefly touched down near Buffalo Valley, Tennessee.
According to the National Weather Service, this tornado occurred right before an EF-4 tornado struck Baxter and Cookeville.
This twister was on the ground for a little over 8 miles and had a max wind speed of 175 mph.
It caused at least 88 injuries and 18 fatalities.
These tornadoes had an approximate forward motion of 60 to 65 mph.
An EF-2 tornado ripped across Benton County and that path continued across the Tennessee River into Humpherys County.
The National Weather Services also surveyed 3 areas of EF-0 damage.
This information is still preliminary.