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Woman set to move from Nashville to Milwaukee survives deadly tornado

Woman set to move from Nashville to MKE survives tornado
Nashville Storm Damage
Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 15:54:57-05

NASHVILLE, Ten. — A woman living in Nashville had plans to move to Milwaukee on March 3.

Instead, she said the tornado that devastated the Tennessee overnight tore through her neighborhood and has put her moving plans on hold.

"It looks like a war zone," said Gorsky as she described what she saw outside her window as the sun came up on Tuesday. She said waiting the storm out felt like she was living-out a scene of a movie.

"The wind on the windows was the scariest part and the debris flying through the air."

Shannon said sirens were blaring as she rushed to take cover at around 12:40 a.m.

"My power went out so, I grabbed my dog and we went into the closet," she said. Shannon said she lives on the sixth floor of a high-rise just off of Rosa Parks Blvd, an area among the hardest hit.

"Looking at the pictures and driving through the city, it's completely unrecognizable," said Gorsky.

Images show homes and businesses have been leveled and cars were overturned and smashed in the street.

"Last night was supposed to be my last night in Nashville, so, it's crazy that it happened this way," said Gorsky. She was set to move to Milwaukee.

"You have DNC coming, the Bucks are doing great," she said, listing reasons she was excited to move.

Now, she is unsure when her big move will happen.

"The highways are pretty rough right now. A lot of downed power lines , overturned semi-trucks, a lot of debris and signage," said Gorsky.

She tells TMJ4 her movers canceled. She is shaken up but says she is happy to be alive.

"It didn't feel real,"she said.

The American Red Cross in Southeast Wisconsin was working early Tuesday morning to determine if people or resources needed to be deployed to help efforts in Nashville, according to Justin Kern, the Regional Chief Communications Officer.

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