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EOC to Activate at 3 p.m. due to threat of severe weather


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 3 p.m. today due to anticipated strong storms.

The National Weather Service is predicting a strong line of storms entering the Nashville area as early as 4 p.m. and as late as 10 p.m. While the exact timing and strength of these storms is unclear, they pose the threat of strong straight-line winds, large damaging hail, flash flooding and even tornadoes.

Residents should take this timeline into account when planning out their afternoon/evening commutes.

Today’s activation will pull together key assets from multiple departments, including the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Fire Department, Metro Police Department, Metro Public Works, Metro Emergency Communications Center, and Nashville Electric Service.

The Emergency Operations Center Media Line is (615) 862-8540.

Metro's Community Hotline will be staffed 24 hours a day and can be reached by calling (615) 862-8750 and pressing 0 for all non-emergency, weather-related inquiries, the reporting of hazards and to request assistance. In case of an emergency, residents should call 911.

The NERVE (Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine) has been activated in coordination with this EOC activation. This new site will provide information about storm related road closures, any evacuation areas or routes, shelters and relief centers. This also includes a media tab with a Twitter feed and press releases.