At least 19 dead as tornado tears through Tennessee

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At least 19 people are dead after a tornado tore through Tennessee. The tornado touched down in Nashville early Tuesday morning, collapsing businesses and homes throughout the city.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said that a number of people are still missing, and while there was no information on the total number of people injured, Lee said that 30 rescue workers had suffered injuries, according to USA Today. The governor also declared a state of emergency.

Since Tennessee is one of the states that will be voting on Super Tuesday, several polling stations had to be relocated at the last minute.

At least 48 structures have collapsed as a result of the tornado, the Nashville Fire Department said. U.S. President Donald Trump will be touring the storm-damaged areas of Nashville and other impacted areas of Tennessee on Thursday.

Residents walk through downed utility lines and trees to survey damage caused by one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
Residents walk through downed utility lines and trees to survey damage caused by one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Emergency crews work near a damaged business at Jefferson St. and Seventh Ave. N. on March 3, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. A tornado passed through Nashville just after midnight leaving a wake of damage in its path. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
Emergency crews work near a damaged business at Jefferson St. and Seventh Ave. N. on March 3, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. A tornado passed through Nashville just after midnight leaving a wake of damage in its path. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Damaged utility poles and lines hang above Underwood St. on March 3, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. A tornado passed through Nashville just after midnight leaving a wake of damage in its path including two people killed in East Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
Damaged utility poles and lines hang above Underwood St. on March 3, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. A tornado passed through Nashville just after midnight leaving a wake of damage in its path including two people killed in East Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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A home is shown destroyed by high winds from one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A home is shown destroyed by high winds from one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
A home is shown destroyed by high winds from one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A home is shown destroyed by high winds from one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured in storms across the state that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Crews work to clear roadways of debris caused by one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured across the state in storms that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Tornado slams Tennessee
Crews work to clear roadways of debris caused by one of several tornadoes that tore through the state overnight on March 3, 2020 in Cookeville, Tennessee. At least 19 people were killed and scores more injured across the state in storms that caused severe damage in downtown Nashville. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
The Geist restaurant brick wall collapsed in a tornado that touched down in downtown Nashville, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Alex Carlson via AP)
Tornado slams Tennessee
The Geist restaurant brick wall collapsed in a tornado that touched down in downtown Nashville, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Alex Carlson via AP)
A vehicle is seen damaged after a powerful storm, in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing many people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville and leaving hundreds of people homeless. (AP Photo/Travis Loller)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A vehicle is seen damaged after a powerful storm, in Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing many people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville and leaving hundreds of people homeless. (AP Photo/Travis Loller)
Sumant Joshi helps to clean up rubble at the East End United Methodist Church after it was heavily damaged by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Joshi is a resident in the area and volunteered to help clean up. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tornado slams Tennessee
Sumant Joshi helps to clean up rubble at the East End United Methodist Church after it was heavily damaged by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Joshi is a resident in the area and volunteered to help clean up. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
People are reflected in a mirror of a building destroyed by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tornado slams Tennessee
People are reflected in a mirror of a building destroyed by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A woman walks past buildings damaged by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A woman walks past buildings damaged by storms Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A resident photographs damage after a tornado touched down Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A resident photographs damage after a tornado touched down Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
A man views damage in an alley behind Woodland Street after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Harrison McClary)
Tornado slams Tennessee
A man views damage in an alley behind Woodland Street after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Harrison McClary)
People view damage along Woodland Street after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Harrison McClary)
Tornado slams Tennessee
People view damage along Woodland Street after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 3, 2020. (REUTERS/Harrison McClary)

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