Update: The three individuals who lost their lives when a suspected tornado struck Madison on Saturday have been identified by Metro Nashville Police.
Joseph Dalton, 37, Floridema Gabriel Perez, 31, and her son, Anthony Elmer Mendez, 2, tragically perished in the storm.
According to authorities, Dalton was inside his mobile home on Nesbitt Lane when the force of the storm caused it to collapse onto Perez’s residence.
Perez’s 7-year-old son and Dalton’s 10-year-old son were present in their respective residences during the incident.
Both children sustained injuries and were taken to Vanderbilt Pediatrics for medical attention.
This is Arlan Burnham, the 10-year-old boy who was tragically killed in Clarksville during Saturday’s catastrophic tornado outbreak.
Mayor Freddie O’Connell has declared a state of emergency for Metro and Davidson counties. First responders are actively engaged in reaching challenging locations across the county, and our Emergency Operations Center is fully operational, according to a statement from O’Connell.
Both NEO and the Nashville Fire Department are present on the scene, urging people to steer clear of the area and avoid approaching power lines due to substantial damage.
Metro Police have reported multiple downed power lines in the Gallatin North / OHB area.
Middle Tennessee is currently under a First Alert Weather Day due to the anticipated arrival of strong to severe storms on Saturday.
Multiple tornado watches and tornado warnings are in effect. Scattered showers are forecasted, and certain areas can expect heavy rainfall during the day.
By Saturday afternoon, a line of storms is expected to sweep through, bringing with it the primary concerns of torrential downpours and potentially damaging straight-line winds.
People are said to be stranded in buildings along 17th Avenue and Memorial Boulevard in Springfield following a tornado touchdown on Saturday.
Significant structural damage has been observed on Black Patch Drive, Memorial Boulevard, and 17th Avenue.
Robertson County Emergency Management has reported injuries resulting from severe storms passing through the area. Power outages have also been reported.
A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Robertson County.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.