Early Tuesday morning (Mar. 3), a tornado ripped through central Tennessee, touching down in Nashville and leaving behind a wake of destruction.

The extreme storm led to the deaths of at least 22 people across four counties, injured several others, toppled at least 45 buildings in Nashville, and left 50,000 households and businesses without power.

It’s the highest death toll caused by a tornado in the United States since 23 people were killed in Alabama exactly one year prior.

Drone footage captured some of the damage in Nashville that has left many parts of the city unrecognizable, and pictures continue to pour in showing the devastation.

Governor Bill Lee declared a state of emergency, and President Trump said he would be visiting the state later this week.

“I want to send my warm wishes to the great people of Tennessee in the wake of the horrible, very vicious tornado,” he said at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference.

The carnage comes as residents prepare for the upcoming primaries election on Super Tuesday, and it has left officials scrambling to ensure that residents are able to cast their votes at the polls.

Reactions have been pouring in via social media as the news of this tragic storm continues to spread.

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