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Nashville EF-3 Tornado
3/4/2020 2:00:00 PM
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Posting Date: 3/4/2020 2:00:00 PM
An early season severe weather outbreak that spawned several tornadoes affected five southeastern states on Monday night, March 2, including an EF-3 tornado that ripped through parts of the city of Nashville, Tennessee, around 1:30 am ET on Tuesday, March 3, killing at least 24 people. The storms were spawned by an advancing cold front meeting warm, unstable air across this region – a classic setup for severe weather.

The Nashville storm took an eerily similar path over the city as an EF-3 tornado on April 16, 1998, which touched down northwest of the city and moved eastward. During this week’s outbreak, in the Five Points neighborhood on the east side of the city, at least 30 business were badly damaged or outright destroyed. Parts of North Nashville, the Germantown neighborhood, and the eastern suburb Mt. Juliet were badly hit as well. Outside of the Nashville area, significant damage and further casualties were reported in Cookeville, in Putnam County, about 50 miles east of Nashville. More than 100 homes and business were damaged, and debris was found as far as four miles from its source. The National Weather Service is still in the process of surveying the damage and plans to complete the task later this week.

AIR will continue to monitor and study the effects of these storms. At this time, we have no plans to issue any further ALERT response for this event. AIR clients who also license Verisk Weather Respond™ layers may receive further information on impacts of the Nashville tornado outbreak by request.
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