Tornados spun through Tennessee on Tuesday leaving a path of destruction that took the lives of 24 people, while dozens of families are searching for loved ones.
At least 48 buildings where destroyed and left thousands with no electricity. In Mount Juliet and Donelson, Tennessee the tornado measured in at an EF-3. A funnel, with that much force, brings winds with it in the 136-165 mile an hour range.
“So you literaly have a 90-degree angle in the atmosphere: Winds at the surface blowing from the south, winds at the upper atmosphere blowing direcly from the west.”
“When you have a jet stream of 150 to 170 miles an hour aloft, these stroms will bring that wind smack right down to the ground, and that’s what happened.”
-Jeff Berardelli CBS News Meteorologist
Emergency operations have been activated in the city. A shelter has been set up, as residents are recommended to keep off the streets to avoid downed power lines. 74,000 homes and businesses are still without power.
“In the hours ahead, we will continue deploying search and rescue teams, opening shelters across the state, and sending emergency personel to our communitites hit hardest.”
Amazing Airiel Footage Of The Tornados Path
Our thoughts and prayers here at IMU Media go out to all victim’s families and friends in their time of need.
(Cover photo courtesy of NBC News, videos courtesy of Global News, source CBS News)