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March 3, 2020 tornadoes: Nashville marks grim one year anniversary

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Mid-state residents marked a somber anniversary Wednesday.

March 3, 2021 is the one year anniversary of the tornados that took 25 Tennessee lives.

A series of seven twisters tore across the mid-state the night of March 3, 2020. The damage stretched from the Tennessee River in the West to Cookeville in the East.

Nineteen people died in Putnam County alone. Two died in Metro Nashville. Some 300 people were reported injured.

An EF3 tornado bulldozed an 800 yard wide path of destruction across Nashville.

It first touched down near The John C. Tune Airport on the city’s west side. It stayed on the ground for a full hour before ending in Smith County 60 away.

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