Updated 3/3/20

Giles County narrowly missed the tornadoes during the early morning hours.

At least 19 people were killed after severe storms and a tornado passed through Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Mt Juliet, Putnam County, Lebanon and Cookeville.

Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton said this morning he had been on the phone with sheriffs in Wilson and Putnam Counties about the damage and has put his men on alert to go to the areas that were hit by the storms and tornadoes.

From the 5:30 a.m. storm in Giles County, it was reported a mud slide on Highway 31A that had the north bound lane blocked.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported four people were killed in the storms, in Benton County reports show one person was killed and at least two others injured.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said two people were killed in Wilson County.

The tornado near downtown Nashville reportedly stayed on the ground into Hermitage, about 10 mile east of the city.

If anyone in Giles County going to Nashville today remember interstates thru the city in all directions will be limited until the roads are cleared.