The death toll has risen to 21 people after multiple tornadoes touched down early Tuesday in Middle Tennessee, according to reports.
The Weather Channel reports that Tennessee Emergency Management Community Relations Officer Maggie Hannan confirmed 19 people are dead across four counties, the Tennessean reported, including two in Wilson County, one in Benton County, and two in Davidson County, where Nashville is located, and 14 in Putnam County.
As far as damage, more than 50 buildings were struck in Nashville and 20,000+ homes and businesses are without power.
Community outreach has begun. U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents impacted by the tornado and severe storms.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper told the Tennessean damage across Nashville is "significant."
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