Photos Show Devastation of Nashville Tornado

Death toll is at least 25 across the region
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2020 9:55 AM CST
Updated Mar 3, 2020 6:23 PM CST
Tornado Death Toll Spikes to 19
A man looks in a restaurant damaged by storms Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The death toll from the tornadoes that ripped through Nashville and central Tennessee overnight has jumped to at least 25, reports the AP. Of those, 16 were in Putnam County, per the Tennessean. At least two fatalities were in Nashville. The new totals came as search crews continued to comb through damaged homes and buildings. One tornado did extensive damage to downtown Nashville and surrounding neighborhoods, including Germantown. Authorities say about 40 buildings collapsed. (Read more tornado stories.)

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