Tornadoes in Nashville

I was driving to work this morning oblivious to the world around me listening to an audiobook. I got a call from the Mother In Law asking if I was ok. I was confused but she then told me about tornadoes on the ground in Nashville last night.

I live around 20 miles outside of Nashville in a small county. We had bad weather last night but nothing like that. I started to run into traffic and I saw huge tree branches on the interstate.

I got to work this morning and found out they touched down around 2-3 miles from where I work. I’ve seen a few buildings destroyed and it is heartbreaking to witness this. Over 40,000 are out of power and right now the death toll is 22 on the last report that I heard. In 1998 a tornado went through downtown Nashville.

This is the worst damage Nashville has had since the 2010 flood.

 

 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

31 thoughts on “Tornadoes in Nashville”

  1. Glad you and your family are OK. I saw that on tv this morning, I knew you didn’t live downtown but was concerned anyway since it seemed like a big system and widespread severe storms. Is your office even open?

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  2. I was not aware of this at all. Just spoke to a friend and learned they were close, too, but no damage. Their house is made of brick, and they believe, that probably saved them.

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  3. Been watching news reports, on & off. It looks bad. I’m glad y’all are OK. I got up this morning to greet the crew to replace our water heater and heard it the first time @ 9:15am. I immediately came to WP to see if you were active.

    Laptop has been updating so, if you emailed, I haven’t seen it, yet.

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  4. The emotion of seeing the damaged homes and businesses, and witnessing the personal impact on so many, must take its toll. The 22 lives lost is almost beyond comprehension. I’m glad you and your family are all okay.

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  5. Was thinking about you this morning, pal. I wasn’t sure how close you were to downtown. Was watching Facebook and keeping track of my radio and record friends marking themselves “safe”. Breathed a sigh of relief when I saw your post. Glad you are ok, Max!

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      1. I think that has always been one of my biggest fears. When I was little, my grandma told me “Tornadoes kill people!”. It scared the hell out of me. Whenever there was a tornado watch, I’d start moving all my stuff from my bedroom to the basement. I was scared to death. I won’t say that I am completely over my fear of them, but I certainly don’t freak out like I used to.

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      2. We always go to the basement…we take the dog with us and off we go. I’ve never actually seen one thankfully but I’ve been close to one. I remember it sounded like wind blowing through a can with no top or bottom…ominous sounding.

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  6. Oh my God, that’s awful! Parts of the UK have had bad flooding recently, but nothing like that – and certainly not the devastation of a tornado! I hope you and your family stay safe.

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    1. Thanks Val…we are safe. I’ve never seen one and I hope to never witness it. It didn’t come near where we live but I saw the devastation of it when I was on my way to work.

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    1. It showed me what a bubble I live in…I hardly ever listen to the news…I guess I should once in a while.
      There are a lot of people without power and some without homes…it is terrible.

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