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Storm 5 Alert: Tornado warnings canceled, storms move east

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Posted at 8:00 PM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 06:35:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Storm 5 Alert has been canceled after our severe weather threat diminished.

As of Tuesday morning, all Tornado Warnings in our area have been canceled. There is the chance for severe weather this afternoon and evening, but it's unclear how much energy could remain in the atmosphere.

So far, the Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed one weather-related death in Weakley County, which is located in the northwestern part of the state.

The first round of tornado warnings began popping up in Christian, Muhlenberg, and Todd Counties in Kentucky around 5:30 a.m. As the storms moved east, warnings were issued for multiple counties in Middle Tennessee, including Davidson, Sumner and Robertson.

As the line continued east, additional warnings were issued before finally being canceled.

STORMS DOWN TREES, CAUSE POWER OUTAGES

Multiple power outages have been reported across the area. In Nashville, nearly 4,000 outages were reported at one point. Nashville Electric Service officials released a statement, saying in part that crews were working to safely restore power.

Anyone who encounters a downed power line should assume it's live, avoid it and call 911 immediately.

To report an outage:

  • Call (615) 234-0000
  • Text OUT to 637797 (NESPWR) if account is set up for text reporting
  • Log in at nespower.com

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) said as of Tuesday morning, there were 31,000 customers without power statewide.

TEMA reported outages in the following counties:

  • 3,700 in Davidson County
  • 300 in Hickman County
  • 300 in Lake County
  • 1,800 in Macon County
  • 1,700 in Maury County
  • 800 in Marshall County
  • 2,000 in Montgomery County
  • 5,000 in Obion County
  • 1,800 in Robertson County
  • 4,300 in Sumner County
  • 1,900 in Stewart County
  • 2,300 in Trousdale County

Several school districts opted to open later this morning due to the storms. Stewart County Schools decided to close for the day. Click here to view full list of closings.