“It was like a scene from a Godzilla movie”. Edmonton man describes being in Nashville as a tornado rips through

Nashville is cleaning up after a tornado ripped through a part of the city late Monday night-early Tuesday morning.   The system that roared through the city and the state of Tennessee killed at least 22 people with more bodies expected to be found by rescue personnel.

The twister’s path was mostly north and east of the heart of downtown, sparing many of the city’s biggest tourism draws — the honky tonks of Broadway, the Grand Ole Opry House, the storied Ryman Auditorium and the convention center, but it was still a chaotic situation for many downtown including an Edmonton man and his wife.

Dan Hunt and his wife, Jamie, were in Nashville and had been watching the Oilers game against the Nashville Predators when they started heading back to their hotel

Hunt, a friend of 620 CKRM’s Gloria Evans, spoke with Gloria and Jamie Lewis Tuesday morning on “The Lewis and Evans Show” about what he and Jamie had experienced saying for Jamie it was a very tough couple of hours.

“Debris started coming down the street at us and we had to take cover.” Hunt said. “Jamie lived through the tornado that hit Edmonton in 1987 and she started to have a panic attack”.

Dan says the couple did get back to their room safely and as he looked back on the night that was, he says it was quite surreal.

“It was something reminiscent of a Godzilla movie.” Hunt said. “As you watched this monster stomp through the downtown, you saw transformers exploding and debris flying. It was an amazing thing.”

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