(CNN)Five people were killed across Middle Tennessee after a large and dangerous tornado tore through the state early Tuesday morning.
Three people died in Putnam County, Sheriff Eddie Farris confirmed to CNN affiliate WTVF. Putnam County is about 100 miles east of Nashville.
Two deaths were reported in East Nashville, a tweet from the Metro Nashville Police Department said.
The Nashville Fire Department is responding to approximately 40 structure collapses around the city, according to a tweet from the agency.