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Nashville OEM to Partially Activate Emergency Operations Center at 8 pm

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

Davidson County remains under a Flood Watch ahead of expected severe weather

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 24, 2018) – The Nashville Office of Emergency Management will partially activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continue operations until a line of severe weather expected to move into the Davidson County area around 10:00 p.m. passes.

According to the National Weather Service, the area will likely see damaging wind gusts, localized flooding, and rises on already high streams and rivers. The NWS also forecasts the possibility of an isolated tornado or two as the system moves through the area.

The public should stay updated on the forecast by watching local media or by using a NOAA weather radio.

Representatives from OEM, Nashville Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Water Services, Metro Public Works, Emergency Communications, Metro ITS, Amateur Radio, Planning/GIS Department as well as NES will gather in the EOC to monitor the severe weather and quickly respond to flooding, possible evacuation needs or any other emergency overnight.

When the EOC partially activates the Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine (NERVE) will activate. NERVE is an interactive mapping site designed to provide timely information relating to natural or man-made emergencies in Nashville, TN.

As an emergency arises, the 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 that avoids closed roads or other obstructions.

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