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Rescue efforts continue in Nashville

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/04/20, 10:09 am

Tennessee authorities revised the death toll from Tuesday’s tornadoes to 24 as rescuers continued to search devastated neighborhoods for bodies. The storms struck early in the morning, destroying 140 buildings and burying people in rubble—many before they could get out of bed. One twister mowed through a 10-mile stretch of Nashville. Dozens of people were still missing on Wednesday.

How is the recovery going? Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared a state of emergency and sent the National Guard to help with search and rescue. President Donald Trump promised aid and said he planned to visit on Friday. Election officials extended voting hours in one county near Nashville on Super Tuesday after moving several polling stations.

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s report on how one Midwest town recovered after a tornado destroyed 600 homes in 2013.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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