04 March 2020, Wednesday 12:14:15

TORNADO HITS TUNE AIRPORT

Powerful storms that spawned tornado activity ripped through Middle Tennessee in the early morning of March 3, killing at least 22 people and leaving an estimated 45,000 Nashville residents without power, according to local news reports.

Powerful storms that spawned tornado activity ripped through Middle Tennessee in the early morning of March 3, killing at least 22 people and leaving an estimated 45,000 Nashville residents without power, according to local news reports.

The path of damage from the storm that struck the area around 1 a.m. was reported to stretch for miles through the city. Some people remained unaccounted for, and the death toll was likely to rise, Gov. Bill Lee said in a news conference March 3.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency announced that a state of emergency was in effect and that the state’s emergency management plan had been activated.

John C. Tune Airport, Nashville’s reliever airport, was closed with storm-wrought devastation evident from aerial views broadcast by local TV news that showed crumpled aircraft scattered and piled in heaps on airport ramps amid the destruction of several airport buildings.

John C. Tune Airport (JWN), [Nashville International Airport’s] sister airport in West Nashville, sustained significant damage due to severe weather earlier this morning. There were no reported injuries. Several hangars have been destroyed, and power lines are down. In the interest of safety, the public is advised to avoid John C. Tune until further notice. The Airport Authority has activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response,” the airport authority said in a tweet.

“We lost most everything,” said Randy Harmon, owner of Harmony Air, an aircraft management, flight training, and charter company based at John C. Tune Airport.



















TORNADO HITS TUNE AIRPORT

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