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EOC Deactivated at 12:00 a.m.

Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer

OEM partially activated in anticipation of severe weather Saturday night into Sunday morning

Nashville, Tenn. (February 25, 2018) – Metro Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) deactivated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 12:00 a.m.

A line of strong storms moved into Davidson County Saturday night bringing strong winds, rain and the threat of tornadoes.

The National Weather Service expected strong straight line winds, isolated tornadoes and flooding.

Saturday’s activation pulled together key assets from multiple departments including 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.

Representatives from all of those organizations gathered in the EOC to monitor the severe weather and quickly respond to damage reports, possible evacuations or any other emergencies arising during the event.

Luckily, there was minimal damage reported and limited power outages during this severe weather event.

The main threat of tonight’s severe weather is believed to have passed. Residents should remain vigilant as strong winds could persist and a Flood Watch for Davidson County remains in effect until Sunday morning.