At least 10 people are dead in Middle Tennessee after a tornado tore through parts of Downtown Nashville, East Nashville and surrounding areas overnight. One of the hardest-hit locations was East Nashville, where a number of country artists reside, including Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd.
According to the couple’s social media posts, their home did not sustain damage, but sadly that is is not the case for their East Nashville neighbors. Morris said the tornado touched down very close to their street and that she is reeling over the damage this morning.
“The tornado must have missed our block by an inch because we are alright but I am so depleted looking at the damage that has happened to our beautiful city,” the superstar wrote on Twitter. “There are so many people in the streets helping already, though. Thinking of those who lost their loved ones + homes.”
Hurd was not home during the storm but took to social media to share an update.
“We are ok,” he said. “I’m in New York and Maren and our house are fine, but our neighborhood is not. Places we have loved for many years don’t look like they are there any more. We are so thankful and devastated at the same time.”
Damage in the area is still being accessed, however, emergency crews estimate that over 40 buildings collapsed during the storm.
Those interested in helping the Nashville community can donate to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund HERE.