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Tennessee tornadoes leave at least 6 dead, tens of thousands without power – The Weather Network

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Published on Dec. 10, 2023, 1:24 PM

“At this time we can confirm that three people are deceased, two adults and one child as a result of the tornado that touched down this afternoon. Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital,” the Montgomery County in Tennessee said on its Facebook page.

By Kanishka Singh

(Reuters) – Severe storms and tornadoes in Tennessee left at least six people dead on Saturday and caused what local emergency services described as extensive damage with tens of thousands of residents without power.

“At this time we can confirm that three people are deceased, two adults and one child as a result of the tornado that touched down this afternoon. Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital,” the Montgomery County in Tennessee said on its Facebook page.

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Three more deaths were reported in the suburbs of Nashville, the Nashville Office of Emergency Management said on X, formerly called Twitter.

More than 80,000 people in Tennessee were left without power as of Saturday evening, according to outage tracking website poweroutage.us.

Damage from a tornado is seen at Big Play Entertainment Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, U.S. December 9, 2023. Andrew Nelles/USA Today Network via REUTERS

“This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes,” Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said.

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