Dramatic aerial photos show devastation after twisters ripped Tennessee apart – The US Sun

DRAMATIC drone footage captured the carnage caused by tornadoes that ripped apart Tennessee’s most populous city early Tuesday morning, killing at least 22 people.

The “supercell” tornadoes wrecked downtown Nashville, turning popular outposts into piles of rubble and creating an extensive landscape of blown-out windows, snapped power lines, and broken trees.

 Dramatic drone footage captured the devastation caused by "supercell" tornadoes that hit Tennessee early Tuesday morning

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Dramatic drone footage captured the devastation caused by “supercell” tornadoes that hit Tennessee early Tuesday morningCredit: Reuters
 Pictured before the damage is a strip of stores along a street in Nashville's Five Points area, which was hit hardest by the twisters

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Pictured before the damage is a strip of stores along a street in Nashville’s Five Points area, which was hit hardest by the twistersCredit: Google Maps

The death toll may rise given the number of people who are still missing statewide, Governor William Lee said at a news briefing.

Police and fire crews toiled away for hours trying to pull survivors and bodies from the wreckage, which stretched across the city’s downtown area and left streets in gridlock.

Rescue teams were going door to door, searching damaged structures for trapped or injured Tennesseans, the Nashville Fire Department said.

By daybreak, beloved landmarks and thousands of homes were pulverized into crumbled walls, debris, and shards of wood – only the jagged remains of some buildings were left standing.

 Nashville tornado: Devastated buildings in Tennessee after a tornado ripped through the city

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Nashville tornado: Devastated buildings in Tennessee after a tornado ripped through the cityCredit: Lindsey Clouse/ Magnus News
 Bill Wallace reaches out to rescue workers who freed him from his home that collapsed on him and his wife Shirley

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Bill Wallace reaches out to rescue workers who freed him from his home that collapsed on him and his wife ShirleyCredit: AP:Associated Press
 Nashville tornado news: A rescue worker carries Shirley from her home

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Nashville tornado news: A rescue worker carries Shirley from her homeCredit: AP:Associated Press
 The couple were trapped under the rubble of their home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

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The couple were trapped under the rubble of their home in Mt. Juliet, TennesseeCredit: AP:Associated Press
 Bricks from a collapsed wall of the Geist restaurant litter the ground

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Bricks from a collapsed wall of the Geist restaurant litter the groundCredit: AP:Associated Press

Basement East, a popular live music venue opened in 2015, is now a “total loss”, co-owner Mike Grimes told Rolling Stone on Tuesday.

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The hall, a cornerstone of the music community in East Nashville, was hosting a benefit concert for Sen. Bernie Sanders before the tornadoes hit the city of 691,000 at around 1:15am.

Most of the building was in ruin except for a mural painted on the side of the venue depicting a version of the American flag captioned with the phrase “I believe in Nashville.”

The mural is now a source of inspiration for Music City residents who will pick up what’s left of their lives and ravaged homes in the days to come.

 Basement East, a popular live music venue in Nashville, is pictured before Tuesday's tornado

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Basement East, a popular live music venue in Nashville, is pictured before Tuesday’s tornadoCredit: GoogleMaps
 Residents survey the destruction caused by the supercell tornadoes after they touched down

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Residents survey the destruction caused by the supercell tornadoes after they touched downCredit: Lindsey Clouse/ Magnus News
 Most of the building in the downtown area was destroyed except for a mural that reads: "I believe in Nashville"

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Most of the building in the downtown area was destroyed except for a mural that reads: “I believe in Nashville”Credit: Getty Images – Getty
 A large chunk of this building was ripped out

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A large chunk of this building was ripped outCredit: Reed Welch/ Magnus News

John C. Tune Airport, Nashville’s international sister airport on the city’s west side, “sustained significant damage due to severe weather,” spokeswoman Kym Gerlock said in a statement early Tuesday.

Although there were no reported injuries, she said several hangars were demolished and power lines were down.

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Many of the 48 buildings that were destroyed in the state capital were bars and restaurants.

The bakery of Christie Cookie Co, a shop in the Germantown neighborhood, sustained damage and will be closed until further notice, Nashville Eater reported.

Christie’s bakes 48,835 cookies each day, for a total of 16 million a year, Caroline Sloan, Christie’s Director of Marketing, told WSMV.

 The bakery of Christie's Cookie Co. in Germantown will be closed until further notice

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The bakery of Christie’s Cookie Co. in Germantown will be closed until further noticeCredit: Reed Welch/ Magnus News
 About 16 million cookies are baked each year in house, for a total of 43,835 cookies made per day

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About 16 million cookies are baked each year in house, for a total of 43,835 cookies made per dayCredit: GoogleMaps
 A man views damage in an alley behind Woodland Street in Nashville

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A man views damage in an alley behind Woodland Street in NashvilleCredit: Reuters
 As dawn broke the extent of the damage became apparent

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As dawn broke the extent of the damage became apparentCredit: Lindsey Clouse/ Magnus News
 Debris scattered across the parking lot of a damaged apartment building in Nashville

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Debris scattered across the parking lot of a damaged apartment building in NashvilleCredit: AP:Associated Press


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