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Nashville Prepares for Severe Weather and Flooding

12/28/2015

NASHVILLE PREPARES FOR SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING

Metro’s Emergency Operations Center to Partially Activate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will partially activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at ten o’clock (10 a.m.) this morning.  This is in anticipation of forecasted storms coming into the area that could bring damaging winds and the potential for tornadic activity. Metro OEM staff continues to monitor the approaching weather system with assistance from the National Weather Service.

With the recent rainfall already causing ground saturation and minor flooding, Metro OEM in conjunction with Metro Water Services and Metro Planning Commission will be monitoring rain gauges in area streams and rivers for flooding concerns as more rain approaches.

Agencies initially activated at the EOC will be: Metro Office of Emergency Management, Metro Police, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Nashville Fire & EMS, Metro Public Works, Metro Water Services, Nashville Emergency Communications, Metro Information Technology, Metro Planning/GIS, Nashville Electric Service, Red Cross, National Weather Service and Metro Transit Authority.

Once activated, updated information will be released from the Emergency Operations Center as it becomes available.