2 tornadoes touch down, residents evacuated from homes as creeks flood across Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee during Thursday’s storms.

An EF-1 twister with winds of 95 m.p.h.hit Bordeaux northwest of Nashville at 11:30 p.m. It stayed on the ground for 2 minutes and cut a path 75 yards wide for close to three quarters of a mile.

The National Weather Service said a second tornado touched down in Mt. Pleasant in Maury County.

People across Nashville were evacuated from their homes late Thursday night when creeks began to flood as the remnants of Harvey moved into Middle Tennessee.

South of downtown Nashville, boats were used to get people to higher ground on Lewis Street along Brown’s Creek.

Thirteen residents, including two children, were evacuated from Chestnut Flats Apartments and taken to the First Baptist Church in Joelton.

“As soon as it stopped raining, it started flooding immediately. It took about 15 minutes for it to flood where I was living at. Of course, I started to go out and knock on all the doors to get everyone out of their apartments after it started getting high. I mean as soon as I saw it rising I knew we had to get everybody out of there,” said neighbor Patrick Smith.

The Nashville Fire Department reported nearly 50 people were evacuated from their homes across the Metro Nashville area as the creeks rose from heavy rain.

Nearly 25 water evacuations were conducted by the Nashville Fire Department.

Around 40 downed trees blocked roads across Davidson County but no major injuries were reported.

“All the infrastructure of Nashville worked well together to make this as seamless as possible. I couldn’t be more happier to be a part of the team because everyone worked well together to make this happen,” said Deputy Fire Director William Swann.

Multiple businesses along Trimble Street were also flooded.

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