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Be Informed!

Being informed is one very important step in being prepared for emergencies! There are many ways you can stay informed before, during and after an emergency situation. This page and our entire website has a lot of information to keep you informed.

The first step in being informed, is to know what hazards are likely in our area. This hazard risk chart shows what hazards have the highest risk in our community, with flooding at the top of the list. Davidson County Hazard Analysis

New Alerting System for Cell Phone Users

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is a new tool created by the federal government for alerting the public of Imminent Threats (severe weather warnings etc.), Amber Alerts and Presidential messages, directly to cell phones that are WEA capable.

WEA sample alertCell phone users with Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) capable devices are already receiving these alerts. The cell phone user does not need to download an app or sign up for anything, and there is no charge for this service. This broadcast service will automatically go into effect on WEA capable phones.

The WEA is a nationwide system. When an alert is sent, it sends a broadcast to all phones in range of a cell tower within the targeted geographical area. Therefore, the warnings will be appropriate to your real time geographical area.

In order to receive these messages, you must have a WEA capable device. Most cell phones less than a year old are WEA capable.

To find out if your phone is WEA capable, contact your wireless carrier or visit http://www.ctia.org/wea.

You can opt out of receiving these alerts, except for the Presidential messages, by contacting your wireless carrier, or by visiting the CTIA website above.

For more information on the WEA tool, visit the National Weather Service website or FEMA's website http://www.fema.gov/commercial-mobile-alert-system.

NERVE - Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine

NERVE is an interactive mapping site designed to provide timely information relating to natural or man-made emergencies in Nashville/Davidson County, TN. NERVE is mobile device capable!

Nerve screenshotAs an emergency arises, this site will provide information about road closures, evacuation areas or routes, shelters and relief centers. Use this site to see what is happening around you or to find a path to your destination which avoids closed roads or other obstructions.

This system is activated when the Nashville Emergency Operations Centers is activated. The EOC activation level is stated when you first enter the site. If the EOC is not activated, there will not be any information populated within.

Enter the NERVE site here

outdoor tornado sirenTornado Warning Sirens

Our Outdoor Early Warning Sirens are designed to give warning to those outdoors when there is a Tornado WARNING in the county. These sirens are tested the first Saturday of every month at noon. Read More

Social Media

Facebook IconTwitter IconJoin us on our Facebook Page and on Twitter to stay informed and engaged. Please keep in mind that Social Media is not always the most effective way to receive Emergency Information. We try to keep our community informed through social media, but during potential emergencies, severe weather etc, we may have to prioritize activities, and social media may not be at the top of the list. Nonetheless, we love to engage in the community on a frequent basis and share educational opportunities and more, so come join us on Facebook or Twitter! Social Media page

Emergency Hotline

On a daily basis, you can call 3-1-1 to get information for any of Metropolitan Nashville Government services; however, during times of disaster Metro's 3-1-1 service will serve as the emergency hotline. If you have a life threatening situation, please make sure to call 9-1-1.

Other Emergency Management Partners

There is a large amount of information on the internet regarding Emergency Preparedness. We recommend visiting these emergency management partners: