Deadly Nashville Tornado Damages The Basement East

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Update: Officials have updated the death toll from the tragic Nashville tornado to 19 people. Local news outlet Channel 5 shared information regarding how to help with relief efforts. Channel 5 also posted the below video showing the damage to The Basement East:


A tornado touched down in Nashville early Tuesday morning, reportedly killing at least 19 people and injuring several others. The destructive storm damaged many structures in the area, including the music venue The Basement East.

The Tennessean reported that in addition to the tragic loss of life and injuries, according to the Nashville Fire Department at least 40 structures were damaged in the storm. The widespread destruction impacted several counties in the area. Social media posts made on The Basement East accounts indicated the building was “destroyed” but that thankfully the staff was safe. One message also promised, “We will be back!”

Nashville disaster relief assistance information can be found here.

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