Tornado victims without roofs brace for rain

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 22:09:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Middle Tennesseans can't seem to catch a break. After the tornado hit, North Nashvillians sprung into action, cleaning up debris and salvaging whatever was left of their home.

"It's been a crazy week," Leah Love said. "A lot of trees were down, a lot of wires... big concern is keeping everyone warm and dry until the power comes back."

Residents are bracing themselves for another round of rain. Volunteers and homeowners have been quickly putting up tarps.

Many North Nashvillians are staying put, choosing to still live in their damaged homes because they have no where else to go or they're concerned about looters. They're crossing their fingers the tarps will keep out the rain.

"I don't know how the weather is going to be and that could be bad if they haven't got their cover," Lovie Jenkins said. "I hope mine is covered good."

While there's no doubt that this week has been a struggle, for folks like 92-year-old Jenkins, they're just thankful to wake up to another day and smell the rain.

"I'm just glad i made it," Jenkins said.

If you need assistance with getting tarps to cover your home call 311. The Nashville Fire Department will help you.

If you're also needing supplies or wanting to donate, Lee Chapel moved their help center to Robert Churchwell Elementary School because they needed a bigger space.