Several tornadoes hit the state of Tennessee on Saturday.

(CNN) -- At least six people were killed in Tennessee due to tornadoes and severe storms that tore through the state on Saturday.

Three people were killed in Madison, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, emergency officials confirmed.

"We have teams that are assessing the damage and looking for patients," the Nashville Office of Emergency Management said on X, formerly Twitter. "Unfortunately, we can confirm that there are three fatalities as a result of bad weather on Nesbitt Lane."

Montgomery County authorities also confirmed three deaths, including that of a child, after a tornado hit the Clarksville area.

"At this time we can confirm that three people have died, two adults and one child, as a result of the tornado that struck this afternoon," a statement from Montgomery County government said. "In addition, 23 people were treated at the hospital."


Officials said they are still in a "search and rescue phase" to see if there are any more dead or injured.

"It's a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who were injured, lost loved ones and lost their homes," Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said in a statement.

The tornadoes erupted Saturday from a severe weather outbreak that tore across more than 1,900 miles (<>,<> kilometers) of the eastern United States, from the Gulf Coast to the Canadian border.

Authorities in northwest Tennessee urged drivers to stay off the roads as severe weather continues in the area.

The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes, each described as large and dangerous, had struck Saturday afternoon, including the storm in Montgomery County and another near the town of Rutherford in Gibson County.

Authorities said at least three people were injured in a rural area near Dresden, Tennessee.

CNN meteorologist Mary Gilbert contributed to this report.

This is a developing story and will be updated.