Massive tornado batters Nashville as 'extremely dangerous' supercell sweeps ...

Massive tornado batters Nashville as 'extremely dangerous' supercell sweeps through downtown causing 'major damage' and leaving thousands without power Tornado ripped through downtown Nashville damaging homes and businesses Nearly 16,000 Nashville Electric Service customers were left without power NWS warned residents to 'take cover' from the 'extremely dangerous' tornado

By Chris Dyer For Dailymail.com

Published: 08:36 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 08:48 GMT, 3 March 2020

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A massive tornado swept through Nashville early this morning leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Thousands were left without power as nearly 16,000 Nashville Electric Service customers suffered outages. 

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down near downtown on Tuesday.

The service tweeted: 'Tornado still confirmed on the ground near Hermitage. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO! TAKE COVER NOW IN WILSON COUNTY!!!'

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down near downtown on Tuesday

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down near downtown on Tuesday

Residents had to be evacuated from the apartment complex in Nashville

Heavy damage could be seen in the apartment building in a video posted on Twitter

An apartment building in the Germantown area of Nashville, Tennessee, after a tornado struck. Residents were evacuated from the building

Videos emerged on social media showing lightening flashing across the sky and an apartment building gutted by high winds. 

An apartment complex in Nashville was left heavily damaged after being hit by a tornado.

The residents in the Germantown area of the city were evacuated from their building after the

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