Vehicle Explosion Damages Downtown Nashville Buildings
Updated 1/5/21: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Tennessee affected by an explosion that took place on December 25, 2020.
Updated 1/5/21: The Metro Nashville Codes Department has released the addresses of 10 buildings that have been designated as unsafe.
– 134 2nd Avenue North
– 160 2nd Avenue North
– 166 2nd Avenue North
– 170 2nd Avenue North
– 176 2nd Avenue North
– 178 2nd Avenue North
– 184 2nd Avenue North
Unsafe due to glass (entry not restricted):
– 131 2nd Avenue North
– 144 2nd Avenue North
– 177 1st Avenue North
Source: Nashville Tennessean
Damaged Buildings List (Partial)
December 25, 2020
USA Today (‘Evacuate now. There is a bomb‘)
FEMA (Incident Overview/Response)
Google (Explosion Map)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
Approximate location sustaining structural damage:
– Nashville: Area of 166 2nd Avenue North (Davidson County, 37201)
(CNN) — The computerized voice coming from the parked white motor home loudly asked people to evacuate and warned that the vehicle would explode in minutes.
Then at 6:30 a.m. local time, it did just that.
The RV’s explosion in downtown Nashville early Friday morning left at least three people injured, set several other vehicles on fire, destroyed a number of buildings on the block and knocked out wireless service in much of the region.
The how and why of the explosion remain a mystery on Saturday, but officials said they are confident the explosion was “intentional.” Still, the Christmas date, the early morning timing and the unusual warnings broadcast on loudspeaker prior to the explosion indicate that this was no attempt at mass murder.
“It was clearly done when nobody was going to be around,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Friday.
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