'We Ain't in Florida!' Deadly Hurricane-like Storm Causes Record Power Outages in Nashville

A series of thunderstorms swept across Nashville, Tennessee, on May 3, causing one of the largest power outages on record and killing at least one person.

Nashville resident Eli Barker recorded video footage from inside his home that showed the torrential downpour matched with intense winds that reached up to 70 miles per hour.

“We ain’t in Florida! This is Nashville,” Barker can be heard saying as the wind and rain whip through the trees near his balcony.

The Nashville Electric Service outage map shows over 80,000 customers still without power as of 4.30 pm EST on May 4. Credit: Eli Barker via Storyful