Nashville, Tennessee – The extreme weather across Tennessee has resulted in the tragic deaths of 14 individuals, as reported by the Tennessee Department of Health. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency provided details on the locations of these deaths, with one occurring in Hickman, one in Madison, five in Shelby, two in Washington, one in Carroll, one in Knox, one in Van Buren, one in Lauderdale, and one in Henry Counties. The causes of these weather-related deaths were not directly disclosed by TEMA.
One confirmed death was reported by Lt. Michael Dodoo of the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 66-year-old man, tragically fell through a skylight while cleaning snow off the top of a business. The hazardous weather conditions, including sub-zero temperatures across Middle Tennessee, have undoubtedly contributed to these unfortunate incidents.
The impact of the extreme weather is not limited to the loss of lives, as it has also prompted concerns about safety and infrastructure. With temperatures expected to rise above freezing by Thursday afternoon, there is hope for some relief from the harsh conditions.
The devastating effects of the weather have undoubtedly had a widespread impact, and authorities are working to ensure the safety and well-being of residents across the state. Efforts to provide support and assistance to those affected by the extreme weather are underway, as communities come together to navigate through this challenging time.