On March 3, 2020, severe storms impacted Western and Middle Tennessee. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF3 tornado with 165 mph winds tracked through Metro Nashville into Wilson County and an EF4 tornado with 175mph winds severely impacted Putnam County. The tornadoes and severe storms caused 24 weather-related fatalities, damaged or destroyed five public schools, left 101,521 residents without power and closed State Government offices.
After monitoring the initial response efforts, and connecting with local officials, our Disaster Assessment Response Team deployed to Nashville. We engaged an experienced team of volunteers in our rapid response.
Upon the recommendation of the State Emergency Operations Center and the Tennessee VOAD our focus was on Wilson County, more specifically the hard hit Mt Juliet. We also assessed the need within Davidson and Putnam Counties.
Our team has completed their rapid response work and worked hard to provide communities with the support they need on their road to recovery.
For more information on the tornados, watch the video below!