Tennessee Tornadoes: 21 killed after twisters strike state

That storm was moving so fast it moved through here in less than a half hour.

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Multiple people are dead after two tornadoes struck Tennessee early Tuesday, authorities said.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 3:40 p.m. EST March 3: Nashville police identified two people killed Tuesday morning when they were struck by debris as tornadoes blew through parts of Tennessee as Michael Dolfini, 36, and his 33-year-old girlfriend, Albree Sexton.

Update 3:10 p.m. EST March 3: Nashville Mayor John Cooper signed an executive order Tuesday declaring a State of Emergency in the Nashville metropolitan and Davidson County areas after a deadly tornado tore through the area in the early morning hours.

Update 12:40 p.m. EST March 3: Officials with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirmed the death toll associated with Tuesday’s early morning tornadoes in Tennessee has risen to 22.

According to the Tennessee Department of Heath, 16 people were killed in Putnam County, three in Wilson County, two in Davidson County and one in Benton County.

Severe storms crossing the state left heavy damage throughout West and Middle Tennessee, officials said.