Just wanted to let you know that my family and I are safe from the horrible tornadoes that wreaked havoc on Nashville last night.
The tornado path was about 15 miles north of us. We only got a lot of heavy rain and winds where we live. But it’s crazy the destruction that took place not to far from us!
The tornado was only a mile north of where Cy works in downtown Nashville. He works for US Bank in the “batman building,” as it is called around here.
He went to work this morning, and several of the people he works with lived in the areas the tornadoes hit, and they had damage to their homes and loss of power.
The red line below is the path of the tornado last night. You can also see the path of tornadoes in 1933 and 1998. Cy’s building is right below the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The tornado went through east Nashville, where a lot of young artists and musicians live, and Jonathan has even talked about moving to this area as well. It is an area that is being developed and revitalized.
Jonathan attends a church in East Nashville. He left the house this morning in Cy’s truck with a ladder and a chain saw to head out and see where he could help.
The tornado continued east towards Lebanon, Tennessee where I believe it gained strength and did even more damage.
It just breaks my heart to see these images.
And to know that 22 people (at this point,) lost their lives because of this tornado is just unthinkable. Please pray for their families.
Like so many other parts of the country, when faced with tragedies, I have already seen such an outpouring of the community to care for those in needs.
There are so, so many good people in this world.
So many of you checked in on our family this morning through texts, Facebook messages, and Instagram DM’s. We have felt so loved.
And thank you for your continued prayers for Nashville!