Severe storms that tore through central Tennessee killed six people Saturday and sent at least three dozen others to area hospitals, as homes and businesses were damaged in multiple cities.
Three people, including a child, were killed after a tornado struck Montgomery County north of Nashville near the Kentucky state line, county officials said in a news release. Montgomery County officials said another 23 there were treated for injuries at hospitals.
And the Nashville Emergency Operation Center said in a post on a social media account that another three people were killed by severe storms there.
A building collapse at a Nashville church sent 13 people to local hospitals, the Nashville Office of Emergency Management reported late Saturday night. The patients were all in stable condition.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office noted it was “still in the search and rescue phase of this disaster.”