Updated 12:45 p.m. ET
Tornadoes gashed through middle Tennessee early Tuesday, with the worst damage concentrated in and around Nashville. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says at least 22 people were killed across four counties, and there are fears the death toll could climb as first responders continue to search for victims.
A state of emergency remains in effect across Tennessee. Officials say dozens of buildings across the area have collapsed and some 48,000 Nashville Electric customers are without power.
President Trump tweeted Tuesday: “The Federal Government is with you all of the way during this difficult time.”