According to reports and circulating online footage, a massive tornado has touched down just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

“A large and extremely violent tornado is ripping through the north suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee tonight. Please pray for these folks,” Chicago & Midwest Storm Chasers wrote.

“The National Weather Service has issued a tornado emergency for Hendersonville, Gallatin, and Goodlettsville Tennessee. Residents in the area should take shelter immediately, as this is a life-threatening situation with a confirmed, extremely large, and damaging tornado on the ground causing catastrophic damage,” Rawsalerts noted.

Additional footage:

“Brutal storm with a tornado bearing down on the Nashville area. Take cover,” country singer-songwriter John Rich wrote.

“There is currently a tornado warning for Nashville, including where I live,” journalist Dom Lucre wrote.

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WSMV reports:

Multiple tornadoes have touched down across Middle Tennessee causing catastrophic structural damage across multiple areas.

Homes have been leveled from multiple strong and long track tornadoes as well as cars being flipped over along stretches of I-65.

We’ve also learned that there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes and multiple reports of injuries. There are no reported fatalities in any parts of the Mid State.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue through early tonight with any storm being capable of producing a tornado. Storms also have a history of damaging wind gusts, blinding rain and large hailstones. A TORNADO WATCH CONTINUES UNTIL 11PM.

Middle Tennessee has not seen any severe weather since August 12th! Make sure to pay attention to the weather and also brush up on your severe weather plan in your home with your family.

“First responders are out in full force in Clarksville after severe weather rolled through the area Saturday afternoon,” WKRN wrote.

Per WKRN:

A Tornado Warning was in effect for Montgomery County, as well as Cheatham, Dickson, and Robertson counties, until 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The Clarksville Police Department announced that its officers, as well as members of Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services, were responding to multiple locations in the northern part of Clarksville due to extensive damage from the tornado that touched down at approximately 1:35 p.m.

“Clarksville-area residents, PLEASE stay out of the way of any emergency first responders who are on, or headed to the scene of, afternoon storm damage in our area,” the City of Clarksville posted on social media.

City officials told News 2 the tornado touched down on Garrettsburg Road, but it did not cause any fatalities or trap anyone. However, utilities are off in some areas, and fallen trees are causing issues.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed several houses in the Hand Estates area were damaged near Garrettsburg Road after the tornado touched down in the area. Law enforcement and emergency crews searched the area to find residents and ensure there safety.

This story is developing. 

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