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SERVPRO of South Nashville: Storms in Nashville

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

The severe storms that rocked Nashville, Tennessee in May 2020 left more than 107,000 locals without power. This particular storm brought straight line winds as high as 60-80 miles per hour and knocked down trees, power lines and power poles. To protect yourself and your property against these Nashville severe storms, it’s best to learn more about them first.

The Storm of May 3rd 2020

To understand first how a Nashville storm differs from anywhere else in the country, we must first identify the characteristics of the most recent severe storm on May 3rd, 2020. Before it had knocked out power to most of Nashville, the Nashville International Airport was able to measure the fifth-strongest gust on record at 72 mph during the storm.

The type of severe storm that rocked Nashville on this day was known as a derecho, meteorologic term that denotes a widespread convectively induced straight-line windstorm. These storms are characterized by having a particularly damaging downburst clusters of thunderstorms that often lead to tornadoes if the conditions are right.

The Fallout from the Severe Storm

Sadly, 1 man was killed and 3 other people were injured by falling trees due to the May 2020 storm in Nashville. Much of the region that was left without power was in the metro/downtown area. In densely populated areas like these, it’s important for property owners of all types to do their part in proactive property protection to ensure safety for themselves and others.

With storm season approaching quickly, it’s never a bad idea to stay one step ahead in making sure that your property is secured and protected against any and all potential storm-related damages. If you do incur damages from severe storms in Nashville, make sure to call SERVPRO South Nashville at (615) 331-0200 for an immediate consultation.

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