The police camera reveals the terrifying moments a destructive EF3 tornado plowed through the heart of Music City in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020. Sparks fly, debris soars by, and water blasts the camera like the inside of a washing machine.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department posted the video to Twitter on Thursday evening. Surprisingly, the security camera continued recording even after the tornado’s fierce assault, assisted by battery backup. A second-by-second analysis offers insight into the tornado’s furious rampage.
The scene quickly changes in mere seconds from an unremarkable, tranquil rainy evening to something out of a horror movie. The camera is mounted to a utility pole in front of IMT Germantown, an apartment complex. The Redpepper advertising agency can be seen in the background.
A nearly calm breeze gently sways traffic signals strung overhead as a vehicle drives east down Jefferson Street, seemingly oblivious to the imminent destruction moments away. City lights reflect off the backdrop of damp roadways, the pavement having just been doused by a passing nighttime thundershower […]
Footage recorded by a resident in Nashville after two tornadoes ripped through central Tennessee shows shredded buildings, damaged power lines and debris littered across roads.
Video courtesy: https://www.theguardian.com