Nashville Residents Rush To Help Tornado Victims
We tell you how you can help, too.
After a series of tornadoes touched down overnight in Nashville, TN, thousands of people are left to clean up the wreckage, which, judging by photos and early news footage, is nothing short of catastrophic.
The tornadoes ripped through neighborhoods in the central part of Nashville and several neighboring counties, destroying homes, businesses and taking the lives of more than 20 people.
Here's a heart-stopping video of a tornado roaring through the East Nashville Rosebank area:
(Source: video @valleyboyzz_)
"It is heartbreaking," Gov. Bill Lee said at a morning press conference when the number of known deaths was still in single digits. "We have had loss of life all across the state. Four different counties, as of this morning, had confirmed fatalities."
Even with all of the news of death and destruction, it's been heartening to see how people are coming together to help each other, whether it's cooking meals and getting water to victims, or helping people who lost their homes search through the rubble for their keepsakes.
Makes sense, considering Tennessee is known as "The Volunteer State."
Here are a few inspiring moments of people-helping-people that we came across in our feeds today…
None of these folks live here, they just saw a mess and started cleaning it up. That’s why they call us the Volun… https://t.co/v9pja7zigs— Chris Davis (@Chris Davis)1583251842.0
HERO: The Maxwell family sent us this video of Mt. Juliet Fire Chief Jamie Luffman carrying their son Brock to safe… https://t.co/zUwXQukhym— WKRN (@WKRN)1583248735.0
The Nashville Red Cross was one of the first groups on the ground, handing out water and food to victims. Jessica Fuller WJHL/Facebook
Nashville native and country music icon Dolly Parton even shared a message of hope to those who lost loved ones in the storm.