Tornados have ripped through Murfreesboro, other parts of middle Tennessee and Kentucky today, injuring at least 9 people and causing extensive property damage in the area.
Dispatchers from the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency said the county had been “heavily impacted” and is now in “response phase” after receiving numerous reports of tornados on the ground at midday and early afternoon, Friday.
Martha Tolbert, spokesperson for the Middle Tennessee Medical Center, said nine people have been taken to the hospital with injuries resulting from the tornado. She did not have any other details of any fatalities or the severity of the people’s injuries.
UPDATE: Reports are coming in that 2 people have been confirmed dead and 13 people are being treated for injuries in local hospitals. Also, the local power company is saying that approximately 15,000 people are without power.
Below is actual video footage of the tornado in Murfreesboro taken earler today.