After massive tornadoes in Tennessee, cleanup continues, Trump coming Friday [video]

Tennessee remained in a state of emergency Wednesday as recovery and cleanup efforts continued after early morning tornadoes hit Tuesday.

The death toll stands at 24, with Putnam county being the hardest hit, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Eighteen people – 13 adults and five children – were killed in Putnam County, and 21 people are still missing.

About 40,000 people remain without power, predominantly in Davidson County, according to TEMA.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least one EF-3 tornado hit the Nashville metro area. Storm surveys will continue Wednesday to confirm additional tornadoes.

People can call a crisis clean-up hotline 1-800-451-1954 to ask for help with muck-out, debris removal and home clean up. All services are free, but TEMA warns services are not guaranteed because of an expected overwhelming need.

In response, President Donald Trump said he will be visiting the state Friday.

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