Deadly Tornadoes in Nashville: Chaos in Eight Photos

Sad anniversary for the United States. A year to the day after a similar disaster in Alabama, the neighboring state of Tennessee was swept away by deadly tornadoes on the night of Monday to Tuesday. According to the first official reports, 25 people have died while the searches are still underway, notably in Nashville, capital of the state of the southeast of the United States. Several houses were ripped open and some hangars at John Tune Airport in Nashville were destroyed.

The storm hit Tennessee as residents prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, a defining day in the Democratic nomination contest which ends in July. Nashville Mayor John Cooper has declared a state of emergency. Back in pictures on the deadly disaster.

1. Around midnight, while the city of Nashville, in the southeast of the United States, is hit by violent thunderstorms, tornadoes appear and start to cause panic.

REUTERS / Brian Bates

2. Firefighters and police rescue residents from the city stranded in the rubble of their homes. Winds of 193 km / h were recorded overnight.

REUTERS / Larry McCormack
REUTERS / Larry McCormack

3. Tuesday morning drone footage shows damage especially in the east of the city, particularly affected by tornadoes.

REUTERS / Drone Base
REUTERS / Drone Base

4. Several hangars at John C. Tune Airport were blown by the winds, and planes were found totally destroyed.

REUTERS / Harrison McClary
REUTERS / Harrison McClary

5. Police note damage on Woodland Street, in Nashville, the day after the disaster. Mayor John Cooper has declared a state of emergency.

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REUTERS / Harrison McClary
REUTERS / Harrison McClary

6. Tornadoes spared neither homes nor stores in Nashville, like this clothing store, Music City Vintage. The city of Nashville is particularly known for being the capital of country music.

REUTERS / Harrison McClary
REUTERS / Harrison McClary

7. In many homes, the roofs were completely torn off by tornadoes, leaving the foundations bare. According to the city’s mayor, more than $ 350,000 in donations have already been raised to rebuild the city.

Getty Images / AFP / Brett Carlsen
Getty Images / AFP / Brett Carlsen

8. At least 25 people have died but the balance sheet could get heavier because the research is not finished. President Donald Trump, who said he was praying “for all those affected by the devastating tornadoes,” announced that he would travel to the southeastern state of the country on Friday.

REUTERS / Larry McCormack
REUTERS / Larry McCormack

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