Communities across the mid-state are picking up the mess left behind by Mother Nature on Saturday night.
Multiple E-1 tornadoes have been confirmed.
On Sunday morning in Gladeville, the Glade Church, which would normally see 1,000 people packed inside, sat empty. Services were canceled due to safety concerns.
“The top of our steeple, which extended probably 30 feet above the structure, there was a cross on top of that, [it] came down and knocked a hole in the worship center,” said senior pastor Mark Marshall.
Marshall says he live streamed a message to his congregation, providing an uplifting message.
“Our church is not the building,” he said. “The church is our people.”
He also provided an update regarding the damage to the church.
“We have other activities this week. Right now, those are all on hold until we can determine the next steps. If we do not meet here, we will find a place that is suitable to meet somehow next Sunday,” said Marshall.
In Davidson County, the National Weather Service was out surveying the damage in Joelton.
Krissy Hurley with NWS Nashville says it is not uncommon to have tornadoes and severe weather in November.
“We have found two EF-1 tornadoes. One here in Joelton with winds at 105 mph, and then another EF-1 tornado over in Gladeville around 100 mph,” explained Hurley. “In Middle Tennessee, we do have a secondary peak severe weather season, which occurs in November.”
Across Joelton, neighbors fixed tarps to their damaged roofs. The Red Cross was on scene helping those impacted.
Amber Williams, who lives in Joelton said, “We have been very blessed, beyond measure.”