By Chris Dyer For Dailymail.com
Published: 08:36 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 08:48 GMT, 3 March 2020
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
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