Severe weather and a massive tornado tore-through Nashville, Tennessee early Tuesday morning; destroying at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people in the region.
“Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless,” reports the Associated Press.
“Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees, leaving city streets in gridlock. Schools, courts, transit lines, an airport and the state Capitol were closed, and some damaged polling stations had to be moved only hours before Super Tuesday voting began,” adds the AP.
“Last night was a reminder about how fragile life is,” said Nashville Mayor John Cooper.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Source: Associated Press
FEEL GOOD MOMENT: Nashville Vocal Ministry Gives Chick-Fil-A Diners a Surprise Serenade
Local diners at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee were treated to an unexpected concert this week, with a vocal group surprising patrons when they delivered an amazing performance mid-meal.
Nearly 20 members of Acappella Ministries Worship Leader Institute belted out a beautiful rendition of Bill Withers’ 1972 ‘Lean on Me’ to stunned guests.
“A group from Acapella’s Worship Leadership Institute went to Chick-fil-A near the Rivergate Mall and that’s where the magical moment was made. Video shows patrons and workers join in on the classic song, ‘Lean on me,'” reports NBC Nashville.
Meanwhile at the Chik-fil-A in Nashville…
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The performance is part of the group’s annual tradition. Last year, 60 members of the ministry sang ‘Every Praise’ at a different Chick-Fil-A location.
Watch the touching moment above.
TRAGEDY IN NASHVILLE: Overnight Tornado, Severe Weather Kills At Least 9 in Tennessee
A series of powerful, quick-moving storms damaged more than 40 buildings in Nashville, Tennessee Monday night; leaving at least 9 people dead and countless more injured.
“A powerful storm system produced at least two tornadoes that struck central Tennessee early on Tuesday morning, including one that caused significant damage near downtown Nashville and killed several people. The tornado near downtown Nashville lit up the night sky with flashes of light as transformers blew and the storm reportedly stayed on the ground into Hermitage, about 10 miles east of the city,” reports Fox News.
“They need your prayers in Nashville, Tennessee,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on “Fox & Friends.” “This was an overnight, rain-wrapped tornado while people were sleeping and now they are waking up to extreme destruction, devastation and deaths in the Nashville area.”
“We have had loss of life all across the state,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, adding “It’s a very difficult situation.”
Source: Fox News