NWS: Tornado Touched Down in Midland; Wind & Flood Damage Widespread (May 8th, 2024)

May 11, 2024 at 11:04 am by Rutherford Weather

The National Weather Service out of Nashville has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down Wednesday during the severe storms that raked across Middle Tennessee. Survey teams d.... Read More

Tornado Touches Down East of Murfreesboro, Causing Structural Damages and More on Monday

May 07, 2024 at 09:31 am by WGNS News

  SMITHVILLE, TN - A tornado touched down east of Murfreesboro in the Smithville, Tennessee area on Monday afternoon, leaving a trail of structural damage to homes, busi.... Read More

Good Friday Tornado 15-Year Anniversary

Apr 10, 2024 at 10:50 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, TN - It has been 15-years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro April 10th, 2009. It damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destr.... Read More

INTERVIEW: Additional Help Available to Those Impacted by the April 1, 2023 Tornado that Hit Rutherford County

Dec 15, 2023 at 08:30 am by WGNS News

    Rutherford County, TN - As Tennesseans in Madison, Hendersonville, Gallatin and Clarksville work around the clock to start the long recovery process after.... Read More

Rutherford County Long-Term Recovery Group Continues to Look at Tornado Damaged Areas Hit Earlier This Year

Dec 11, 2023 at 11:46 am by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - As Tennesseans in Madison, Hendersonville, Gallatin and Clarksville work around the clock to start the long recovery process after tornadoes hit.... Read More

Tornado Season...Do you have batteries for the "Over The Air" radio?

May 17, 2023 at 08:26 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  The deadly tornadoes that marched across Middle Tennessee earlier this year are a reminder that these violently rotating columns of air can touch down any.... Read More

UPDATED with Interview: FEMA Extends the Dates of Operation for the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Rockvale

May 10, 2023 at 06:41 pm by WGNS News

Hear our entire interview (below) to learn more about help that is available through FEMA. Remember, the Disaster Recovery Center in the Rockvale area will close this Saturday.... Read More

AUDIO / INTERVIEW: Renters and Homeowners May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance or Help with a Loan After your Property was Destroyed or Damaged in the Recent Storms

Apr 17, 2023 at 06:30 am by WGNS News

  Rutherford/Cannon Counties, TN – Recent tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds that struck the Rutherford and Cannon County areas between March 31, 2023 to A.... Read More

Readyville Tornado: Red Cross Opens Community Outreach Site

Apr 14, 2023 at 11:18 am by bryan

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened an Emergency Assistance and Community Outreach site for residents affected by the recent tornado. Exec.... Read More

Gov. Lee’s Federal Disaster Relief Request Approved for Rutherford & 9 Other Tennessee Counties

Apr 07, 2023 at 02:06 pm by WGNS Radio News

(NASHVILLE) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Friday approval of his federal emergency assistance request, which will support ten counties impacted by tornadoes and s.... Read More

Tornado Moved Tombstones in 1800s Cemetery

Apr 03, 2023 at 03:28 pm by WGNS

(VERSAILLES COMMUNITY)  Historian and District 8 County Commissioner Pettus Read discovered a very unusual happening during this past weekend's tornado. An unex.... Read More

County Mayors Carr and Mitchell Seeking TEMA's Help (Aerial Video)

Apr 01, 2023 at 03:13 pm by WGNS

A tornado “wiped out” the Readyville community early Saturday, prompting Rutherford County Mayor Joe Carr to request a state of emergency request to Gov. Bill Lee..... Read More

Overnight Storms: 10 Homes Destroyed, 30 Homes Damaged

Apr 01, 2023 at 11:23 am by WGNS

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN) At approximately 2:00AM Saturday (4/1/2023) morning Rutherford County Emergency Management started receiving damage reports to the Eagleville and Ready.... Read More

Century Old Home Destroyed

Apr 01, 2023 at 09:17 am by WGNS

(READYVILLE, TN) A century old home near the Readyville Mill was destroyed early Saturday (4/1/2023) morning by the tornado that swept through the area. It was about.... Read More

UPDATE: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Seeks Federal Aid for 9 Counties after Weekend Tornadoes - Updated information on Kentucky also released (Soundbites and Photos)

Dec 13, 2021 at 02:24 pm by WGNS

UPDATED (Above photos from Hendersonville and Madison, TN areas): Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is requesting federal emergency assistance today for nine co.... Read More

Storms and a Tornado Swept Through Middle Tennessee (Photos and Soundbites)

Dec 13, 2021 at 06:22 am by WGNS

  Tornadoes reported on December 10th and 11th caused at minimum, 250-miles of damage in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Kentucky. UPDATE: Scroll down f.... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Emergencies more frequent, larger due to climate change — get ready now

Sep 06, 2021 at 04:07 pm by WGNS

The impact of climate change is being felt by families across the country as we see more intense storms, heavier rain, higher temperatures, severe droughts and recor.... Read More

UPDATE: EF-1 Tornado Leaves Smyrna Damage

Mar 26, 2021 at 10:29 pm by WGNS

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Smyrna, damaging dozens of homes in the Rock Spring Road area on Thursday. They report a brief EF-1 tornado to.... Read More

Spring Storms and Tornado Safety from the American Red Cross

Mar 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm by WGNS

As spring approaches and the days begin to warm, the threat of strong spring storms is very real across Tennessee. March marks the beginning of spring storm and tornado season.... Read More