Deadly tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, producing a path of destruction with many neighborhoods and businesses damaged across several counties.
According to reports from the National Weather Service, as of Friday, four tornadoes ranging from EF-0 to EF-4 have been confirmed as touching down in Middle Tennessee Tuesday. NWS will continue its survey in Humphreys and Cumberland counties that may reveal additional tornado tracks.
President Donald Trump was aboard Air Force One on Friday when it landed in Nashville at around 10 a.m. He surveyed the damage alongside U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn and Lamar Alexander.
A handful of officials waited on the tarmac to greet the president at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, including Governor Bill Lee, First Lady Maria Lee, Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Bill Hagerty, who is running for U.S. Senate.
After shaking hands and talking with those on the tarmac, the president boarded Marine One to survey areas by air around Nashville and on the ground in Cookeville.
The president approved Gov. Lee’s Tennessee Disaster Declaration on Thursday. The federal funding will help provide public and individual assistance for those affected by the tornado in Davidson, Putman and Wilson counties.
The president reboarded Air Force One just before 2 p.m. Friday.