Tornadoes in Nashville – At Least 24 Dead

Tornadoes in Nashville - At Least 24 Dead

Miles May and Austin King, Staff Writers

On Tuesday, March 2nd, tornadoes hit Nashville Tennessee. The tornadoes ripped through the city destroying properties and homes along their paths. The tornadoes were traveling at about 45mph quickly collapsing up to 40 buildings. The tornadoes have caused gas leaks, destroyed houses, and thrown around vehicles. Firemen and women and many others are searching for injured people and the death count is at 9 so far. 

A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes come from powerful thunderstorms and appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds with winds reaching up to 300 miles per hour. This is about 5 times as fast as a car driving on a highway! Tornadoes cause damage when they touch down on the ground, and they can cause damage in areas one mile wide and 50 miles long. 

Tornadoes are very dangerous and should always be taken seriously. People who live in tornado states should know the precautions to protect themselves in the event of a tornado. The number one rule is try to stay low, a basement or tornado shelter preferably. A tornado only lasts about 15 minutes, at most, and is constantly moving so you will only be affected for a short amount of time.