Tornado outbreak in Southeast claims six lives, causes extensive damage

A series of at least 15 tornadoes swept through the Southeast last weekend, including a destructive EF3 tornado in Clarksville, Tennessee, resulting in three fatalities. Another deadly EF2 tornado struck Madison, near Nashville, also claiming three lives. Local hospitals treated hundreds of injured.

On December 9, 2023, a powerful EF3 tornado with maximum winds reaching 240 km/h (150 mph) struck Clarksville, Tennessee, in the northern region, resulting in the tragic loss of three lives. Simultaneously, an EF2 tornado, with less intensity but still destructive, hit Madison, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, also causing three fatalities.

The relief efforts in Clarksville have been focused on distributing critical supplies to those affected. Items such as coats, garbage cans, trash bags, rakes, and water are being provided to meet the immediate needs of the community.

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