NASHVILLE, Tenn. — From downed power lines crisscrossing streets, to retail stores like an AutoZone reduced to rubble, to brick buildings left in shambles - you don’t have to look very hard to find damage in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville.
One Nashville resident feels lucky she is ok.
“I honestly can’t believe my apartment is fine when all of these others were hit,” said Mika Poe.
Poe spent the day passing out water and supplies to first responders in the Germantown community. It sits just north of downtown Nashville.
This damage is not far from where Memphis resident and State Representative Antonio Parkinson lives when the general assembly is in session.
“I slept right through it - right through it. I woke up at 4:30 ‘cause my phone was going off,” said Parkinson.
Drone 24 shows the tornado carved a path of destruction through the city. Extensive damage and destruction stretches for miles.
Pictures from the metro Nashville police chopper showed how far the damage is spread, from the John Tune Airport eight miles west of downtown, to a warehouse that was damaged and on fire 30 miles east in Lebanon, Tennessee.
“You can see where it literally went down the street, turned left, and down the street - and did all sorts of damage,” said Parkinson.
He added after seeing how bad and widespread the damage is, it’s no easy fix.
“It’s not one of those deals where it’s a day or week recovery. It’s going to be a long time until it’s back fully normal,” said Parkinson.
It’s estimated 44,000 customers in Davidson County were without power Tuesday night. The hope is that it will be restored Wednesday.
At least 24 people were killed in Nashville and Middle Tennessee from the storms.