Multiple Tornadoes Devastate South; Deaths Reported (Video)
NASHVILLE, TN — Severe weather in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky — including multiple confirmed tornadoes — left a trail of destruction and multiple people reportedly dead. Video shows what looks like a twister spinning near Alvaton in southern Kentucky on Saturday.
ABC News reported a second possible tornado left at least one person dead in Adairville, Kentucky. In all, the news outlet says four people were killed in storms in Kentucky and Arkansas alone.
Possible #tornado near Alvaton, KY caught on video by @tuckersmommy11 Another possible tornado in Adairville, KY has killed at least one, and if confirmed, this unfortunately would end the record streak without a tornado death at 263 days (May 16, 2017). pic.twitter.com/YfDKCydMcg— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) February 25, 2018
Photos posted on Twitter show houses flattened, roofs ripped off and splintered debris strewn across Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Trucks were also overturned.
Residents on Sunday morning helped each other dig through the rubble to search for missing pets and personal affects. One family found a missing dog trapped in a house near an undamaged bible, WSMV-TV reported.
Two residents told the station they took shelter in a downstairs closet. They said their ears popped and they heard “glass breaking and loud thumps.”
The National Weather service confirmed there was an EF-2 tornado with winds of up to 120 mph in Clarksville near Interstate 24. The agency confirmed also reported an EF-1 tornado hit near Dotsonville.
You feel for these homeowners whose homes were destroyed in #Clarksville. Wow, so much damage pic.twitter.com/F2HUi0Q3EH— Kim St. Onge (@KimWSMV) February 25, 2018
STORM DAMAGE: several homes in the Farmington neighborhood in #Clarksville were badly damaged in last night’s storms. This home’s porch flew across the street and pushed in their neighbor’s garage door. pic.twitter.com/Fd2oYQCDAI— Kim St. Onge (@KimWSMV) February 25, 2018
A bible is found in the rubble right next to where the family found one of their dogs that had been trapped when the house collapsed. pic.twitter.com/I3m0BQ4NBu— Kim St. Onge (@KimWSMV) February 25, 2018
Here’s a map of the damaged areas our storm survey team will be focusing on today pic.twitter.com/6pW5Cx7w3m— NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) February 25, 2018
One person was killed in Knobel, Arkansas, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department said in a Facebook post on Saturday night. The office said Saturday night’s storms resulted in “severe damage to several areas” in the county, as well as power outages, downed utility poles and flooded roads.
Photos also show severe damage to buildings in Keiser, Arkansas. No deaths have been reported.
“IT’S A MIRACLE NO ONE WAS HURT.”That’s what one resident told me after a tornado touched down and ripped apart an entire apartment complex in Keiser, AR.He also said, “God’s got a plan, and it looks like he wanted us to move.” pic.twitter.com/npyXCAjCNx— Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCFOX13) February 25, 2018
Another shot of the Mississippi county tornado tonight just west of Osceola, AR from a WMC 5 viewer. Intense! pic.twitter.com/M9wXR1czv4— Spencer Denton (@spencerstorm5) February 25, 2018
A possible tornado was also reported near Holcomb, Missouri. Photos show splintered trees, crushed cars and pummeled homes.
View of Poss. tornado N of Holcomb MO. Damage in Malden Mo. from same storm but poss. second circulation. My wife Shanna is trying to contrast more photos which should show more of tornado.@BryanAMcCormick @NWSMemphis @NWSPaducah @rick9shank @NickHausenWx @JRukavinaWPSD pic.twitter.com/dAY2zVlYNK— Kevin Askew (@KevinAskew67) February 25, 2018
Photo credit: PADUCAH, TX – MAY 10: A supercell thunderstorm develops, May 10, 2017 in Paducah, Texas. Wednesday was the group’s third day in the field for the 2017 tornado season for their research project titled ‘TWIRL.’ With funding from the National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds affect and damage buildings, and to learn more about tornado formation and prediction. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)