Nashville EOC to Partially Activate at 7 pm
April 3, 2018
Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer
Strong storms are expected to arrive in Davidson County between 8pm and 10pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 2018) – In anticipation of the arrival of strong and potentially dangerous storms the Nashville Office of Emergency Management will partially activate the Emergency Operations Center at 7 pm.
According to the National Weather Service, Davidson County is in the moderate risk area for these storms, and the main hazards are straight line damaging winds and hail. The threat of tornadoes is low but the threat cannot be ruled out as the storms move through the area.
Representatives from the Nashville Fire Department, Metropolitan Nashville Police, Office of Emergency Man-agement, Planning/GIS, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, DEC Emergency Communications, Public Works, ITS Desktop, NES, MTA, Metro Water Services and the American Red Cross will gather in the EOC to monitor the weather.
OEM will have ESU (Volunteer teams) out monitoring weather and be prepared for emergency weather responses as needed.
Once partially activated, updated information will be released from the Emergency Operations Center as it be-comes available. Media should utilize the EOC Media Line (615) 862-8540 for specific requests.
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 which avoids closed roads or other obstructions.
You can save the link for NERVE.