Good morning, Nashville. More details continue to surface about the tornados that touched down in Murfreesboro on Friday. The EF-3 twister carried sustained winds of up to 165 mph, killed 2, injured 47, destroyed 94 homes and businesses, and damaged more than 400. New mother Kori Bryant and her 9-week old daughter were killed when the tornado plowed through their home, also leaving husband and father John Bryant with a punctured lung and broken back. As of this morning, John is still recovering in the hospital. The folks over at NashMash have joined friends and family to create a fund at Bank of America that will help carry the cost of the funerals, damage, and medical expenses for the Bryants. If you’d like to contribute, you can do so at any Bank of America, or online via PayPal.
- Never gonna give you up. Our Preds were eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night, and the Tennessean wishes to add insult to injury by pointing out that the franchise misses out on around $750K of revenue per home playoff game they would’ve hosted.
- Never gonna let you down. The folks in Gallatin are starting to question how the TVA ash ponds in their community would hold up in the case of a flood. The ponds are all situated on floodplains, which the TVA says is not a problem, but oddly enough, the TVA doesn’t seem to be a real credible source these days.
- Bits & pieces. The severe weather onslaught continues this afternoon and evening with the threat of heavy storms and hail … According to the latest report released by the Metro PD, crime is actually down this year in Nashville … Easter was a little different from expected for one Murfreesboro congregation … Office space? We got it.
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