Wild video shows monster tornados barreling through Tennessee, leaving many injured after tossing cars, trashing houses and downing power lines – with millions of people across South now under tornado watch

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Wild video posted to social media showed multiple twisters that barrelled through the south Saturday, with watches still in effect across multiple states amid a stormy weekend. 

Multiple municipalities have reported injuries, damage suffered to homes and buildings and down power lines and some have heard reports of people dead from the wreckage.

Several people posted videos of the tornados across the south to social media, including one poster on X who saw a twister from a wrestling school in Madison.

A man in Clarksville surveyed the damage that had made his way into his home and said they had heard people were confirmed dead.

‘We’re safe but there are confirmed deaths and lives forever destroyed…my friend lost his home..it went right past our house and straight to my friends house,’ Vincent Welshman wrote. 

Wild video posted to social media showed multiple twisters that barrelled through the south Saturday, with watches still in effect across multiple states amid a stormy weekend

Wild video posted to social media showed multiple twisters that barrelled through the south Saturday, with watches still in effect across multiple states amid a stormy weekend

A man in Clarksville surveyed the damage that had made his way into his home and said they had heard people were confirmed dead

A man in Clarksville surveyed the damage that had made his way into his home and said they had heard people were confirmed dead

In North Rutherford, one man surveying the wreckage said that the twisters had destroyed a park and a fire department. 

A reporter in Clarksville documented how the chaos had spread across multiple homes, businesses and a Pizza Hut parking lot. 

Police and firefighters in Clarksville were responding to multiple reports of damage in the northern part of the city, which is located north of Nashville near the Kentucky state line.

Residents were asked to stay at home while first responders evaluated the situation.

The Montgomery County Sheriff´s Office said in a statement that a tornado touched down around 2 p.m. and damaged several homes. 

The statement said that there were no confirmed injuries or missing people but that it was continuing to search the area.

A shelter was set up at a local high school.

Clarksville city spokesman Jimmy Settle said in an email that he didn´t have any further information on the number of structures damaged or possible injuries.

A car is buried under rubble on Main Street after a tornado hit Hendersonville

A car is buried under rubble on Main Street after a tornado hit Hendersonville

A downed light pole and damaged houses following a possible tornado at Clarksville

A downed light pole and damaged houses following a possible tornado at Clarksville

In North Rutherford, one man surveying the wreckage said that the twisters had destroyed a park and a fire department

In North Rutherford, one man surveying the wreckage said that the twisters had destroyed a park and a fire department

Tornado damage across a neighborhood in Clarksville, Tennessee

Tornado damage across a neighborhood in Clarksville, Tennessee

Weakley County in Tennessee, about 110 miles northwest of Nashville, reported 'several' injuries

Weakley County in Tennessee, about 110 miles northwest of Nashville, reported ‘several’ injuries

Several counties across multiple states are under tornado watches throughout Saturday evening

Several counties across multiple states are under tornado watches throughout Saturday evening

Weakley County in Tennessee, about 110 miles northwest of Nashville, reported ‘several’ injuries. 

Damage to homes and downed power lines were reported in counties in Kentucky as well. 

Already thousands have been reported without power, according to Weather.com.

Several counties across Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and Alabama are under tornado watch for portions of the rest of the night.

A large swathe of the Eastern United States was expected to be battered by ‘severe’ storms as gale force winds, torrential rain and snow blow in over the weekend.

Multi threat alerts are already in place across several states, with 1,200 miles from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border expected to be hit by adverse weather.

Winds of up to 60mph could disrupt air travel, while snow and ice could cause further travel chaos on the Monday morning commute. 

The storm began brewing Friday night, drawing from leftover energy from a deadly ‘atmospheric river’ earlier this week which left at least two dead in the Pacific northwest.

One woman in Clarksville posts video as the tornado makes its way toward her town

One woman in Clarksville posts video as the tornado makes its way toward her town

Several houses are wrecked and others have been reported injured from the storms

Several houses are wrecked and others have been reported injured from the storms

The tornado wreaks havoc on a backyard in Tennessee

The tornado wreaks havoc on a backyard in Tennessee

It will grow in strength and expand into Saturday, with the wettest and windiest weather felt Sunday into Monday before plunging temperatures could turn precipitation into snow.

Howling winds could bring down trees, disrupt flights and cause power outages when they blow in across New England on Sunday.

The storm is due to reach peak strength by the afternoon as it engulfs much of the east, with gusts picking up considerable compared to Saturday where the gales will be concentrated more in the south.

By Sunday night the winds could whip up to 60mph across New England and coastal portions of New York and New Jersey.

The public has been warned to secure any outdoor holiday decorations, while those travelling by air could see delays or cancellations. 

‘Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles,’ the National Weather Service said,

‘Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle.’

Almost all of eastern parts of the US are set to be lashed by heavy rain, with some area to be drenched by up to three inches.

Forecasters warned flash flooding is likely, with parts along the East Coast expected to be soaked by at least an inch of rain.

Downpours are expected to begin in the Midwest and Mississippi Valley before sweeping eastwards. 

The rain is due to begin building from Saturday and continue into Sunday, possibly affecting some NFL games in Maryland and New Jersey.

A surge of warmth which began in the northern tier will swing across the east bringing temperatures to 20-30 or more above average meaning most precipitation is likely to fall as rain.

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