Tornado Victims Included a Young Family of 3

Names of most of those killed in Tennessee storms have been released
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2020 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Among the victims of Tennessee's devastating tornadoes was a young family of three: Josh and Erin Kimberlin, who were in their 30s, and their toddler son Sawyer. They were among four Putnam County families that lost multiple members in the tragedy, the Tennessean reports; one of the other families included Terry Curtis, his young child Dawson, and their live-in nanny. The names of all 18 victims in the county were released Wednesday, and included three other children. At least 24 people were killed in all, including three people in Wilson County, one person in Benton County, and two people in East Nashville.

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As of Wednesday morning, 22 people were still missing, Fox News reports, though the New York Times notes that number is in flux. And 40,000 are still without power; officials believe some people listed as unaccounted for may be unreachable due to outages, the Tennessean reports. As many as 100 houses and other buildings were destroyed when the storms and tornadoes passed through the area shortly after midnight Tuesday, and hundreds more sustained damage. (Read more Tennessee stories.)

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