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Protect Yourself and Your Family

  • Should a thunderstorm threaten Metro Nashville-Davidson County, the Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine (NERVE) presents real-time information about road closures, school closings, locations of emergency shelters, food and water distribution centers, and Disaster Assistance Centers. NERVE is smartphone and mobile device ready.
  • Tune-in to local radio stations such as WSM (AM 650) and television channels 2, 4, 5, and 17
  • All hazards NOAA Weather Radios (NWR) are available for purchase in local electronic retail or department stores and provide access to the NOAA Weather Radio System.
  • If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
  • If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.
  • Avoid low-lying areas. Seek shelter in the highest areas possible.
  • Discuss your family emergency plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do in case of emergency.
  • Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Floodwaters can conceal damage underneath. As little as two feet of running water can carry away most vehicles including SUV’s.
  • Turn around, don't drown!

Flood Safety Resources