Intense thunderstorms across Tennessee early Tuesday morning spawned tornadoes, including one that struck downtown Nashville, and destroyed at least 140 buildings and killed at least 22 people in the state, AP reports.
What we know: Schools, courts and transit lines in Nashville were closed Tuesday, and more than a dozen polling stations were damaged before Super Tuesday voting began in the state.
- “A tornado skipped across the county,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper told the Tennessean. “You do have people at the hospital and frankly there have been fatalities.”
- “It is heartbreaking. We have had loss of life all across the state said Gov. Bill Lee, according to the AP….
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