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Mayor John Cooper Announces Opening of Metro Nashville Disaster Assistance Centers Saturday Morning


Disaster Assistance Centers will have multiple Metro agencies in one location to assist Davidson County residents with short- and long-term storm recovery resources

Mayor John Cooper today announced that Metro Nashville will open three Disaster Assistance Centers to assist Davidson County residents impacted by the deadly March 3 tornado.

The centers will open beginning Saturday March 7, 2020 at 9:00 am. The shelters will operate every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Metro Nashville Disaster Assistance Centers will be located at:

Hermitage Community Center
3720 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, 37076

North Nashville/Germantown:
Hadley Park Community Center
1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, 37208

East Nashville:
East Park Community Center
600 Woodland Street, Nashville, 37206

Community resources will be available at each location every day the Disaster Assistance Centers are open to the public.

Codes: Will answer questions, direct people to the appropriate divisions and forms

Congressman Jim Cooper: Will provide assistance and support for constituents

FEMA Registration Intake: Will assist with the start of the registration process for those affected by the tornado.

Financial Empowerment Center: Will provide assistance with the financial aspects of storm recovery, including major property damage or lost wages as well as one-on-one financial counseling.  

HUB Nashville: a computer will be set up for HUB requests and staff will be prepared to assist with those requests

Mathew Walker Comprehensive Health Center: Will provide psychological trauma counseling, blood pressure and diabetes evaluation and management, and acute and chronic respiratory evaluation.

Mental Health: Will provide triage for mental health needs, support for people to process the disaster, assessments of ongoing needs and connection to existing resources and support

Metro Social Services: Will provide resource and referral assistance, case management and Indigent Burial services

Nashville General Hospital: Will provide BP and Blood Sugar (Glucose) health screenings and triage any additional medical attention that may be needed

Nashville Humane Association, Agape Animal Rescue, Pet Community Center: Will provide animal wellness checks and pet supplies (as available)

Public Health: Will provide flu shots, food safety information and environmental hazard information

Red Cross: Will provide mental health support, WeGo transit passes, preparedness information and disaster health services.

TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Workforce Essentials: Will provide post-disaster employment assistance, assist with unemployment insurance claims and communicate with general liability insurance carriers.

Small Business Administration (Starting Sunday, March 8): Will provide assistance for small businesses.

Other resources will be on-site depending on availability.

The Nashville Food Project will be providing breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

The Salvation Army will arrive between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and stay until 6:00 p.m., providing lunch and dinner every day.

The NERVE (Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine) has been activated in coordination with this EOC activation. This 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.