Nashville communities are banding together to clean up and rebuild after a tornado touched down in middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning. As of today, 24 people are confirmed dead and 22 people are still missing.
After the disaster, homes and businesses are undoubtedly still feeling the affect of the storm, leaving many people displaced. In an effort to get back to normal life, Nashville neighbors are banding together to clean up the streets of Germantown; one of the areas in Nashville that fell victim to the storm forced winds.
The emotions felt walking around Germantown were very mixed. Streets were closed off and there wasn’t the typical hustle and bustle of people walking to get coffee or driving in to get to work. Germantown felt very much like a ghost town and the spirits of the people seen were low. Understandably, as I didn’t personally go through this, it was hard for me to fully grasp how the local hearts were feeling until I saw a group gathered around their destroyed apartment looking for answers.
Many of the homes and businesses in the area were deemed condemned, meaning all of the residents living there had to leave. Thankfully businesses like the Red Cross and airbnb are offering places to stay for those in need during this time. Local churches and community groups are offering free meals, blankets, and portable showers.