EOC to Deactivate at 11 PM
Joseph Pleasant; Public Information Officer
OEM partially activated in anticipation of severe weather Tuesday evening
Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2018) – Metro Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) deactivated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 11 pm.
A line of strong storms moved into Davidson County Tuesday night bringing rain, strong winds, lightening and reports of small hail.
The National Weather Service expected damaging winds, possible tornadoes and hail associated with the storms.
Tuesday’s activation brought together representatives from the Nashville Fire Department, Metropolitan Nashville Police, Office of Emergency Management, Planning/GIS, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, DEC Emergency Communications, Public Works, ITS Desktop, NES, MTA, Metro Water Services and the American Red Cross.
During the weather event there was at least one house fire possibly caused by lightening. Multiple Nashville Fire Department units responded to the fire at 1508 Grapeleaf Way in Antioch just after 9:00 pm. There is extensive damage to the home, but no injuries reported.
There were also scattered power outages. At one point Nashville Electric reported more than 1,200 customers without power at the height of the weather event.
Public Works crews along with volunteer OEM Emergency Support Unit responded to multiple reports of trees down in South Nashville.
The main threat of Tuesday’s severe weather is believed to have passed. However, a flood advisory continues for Davidson County through the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Drivers should never drive through standing water. Remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when driving in the area.
There are multiple reports of power lines down in the area. If you see a downed power line do not approach the power line call 911.