TEMA Flash Report #4 Tennessee Severe Weather Dec. 10 & 11

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 11:13am


  • The State Emergency Operations Center is operational today with State of Tennessee personnel supporting response efforts and resource requests in areas impacted from the severe weather and tornadoes Friday and Saturday.
  • The State of Tennessee remains in a State of Emergency as local and state officials begin and continue the damage assessment process in approximately 20 affected counties.
  • Tennessee has four, weather-related fatalities: two fatalities in Lake County; one fatality in Obion County; and one fatality in Shelby County.
  • The Crisis Cleanup Line, 800-451-1954, is active and accepting calls from Tennesseans in the storm damaged counties who need volunteer assistance with cleaning up from the storms.



Clear skies and cooler temperatures are helping officials in local jurisdictions begin a thorough review of damage from the severe weather and tornadoes overnight Friday and into mid-day on Saturday.

The National Weather Service will continue its field surveys today in Tennessee, in Burns (Dickson County), Stewart County, Nashville (Davidson County), Mt. Juliet (Wilson County), Hendersonville (Sumner County), and Smith County today.

NWS teams yesterday and today confirmed six tornado touchdowns in Tennessee:

  • Perry County to Bucksnort in Hickman County, EF-1, 100 mph winds, 250 yards wide, 12.2 miles long
  • Hickman County at I-40, EF-0, 85 mph winds, 100 yards¬†wide, 4.66 miles long
  • Dickson County, EF-2, 135 mph winds, 500 yards wide, 8.34 miles long
  • Dickson County in Burns, EF-1, 110 mph winds, 175 yards wide, 5.3 miles long
  • Cheatham County in Kingston Springs, EF-2, 125 mph winds, 400 yards wide, 10.5 miles long
  • Davidson County at Percy Priest Lake to Mt. Juliet in Wilson County, EF-1, 105 mph winds, 100 yards wide 7.6 miles long

Local jurisdictions will continue damage surveys in the affected counties today with TEMA personnel assisting officials with their assessments and to help ensure all life-safety needs are met. There are no preliminary damage numbers to report currently.

Boil water advisories remain in place in Dresden, Kenton, and Samberg due to impacts to water systems.

Utility service restoration efforts are ongoing with 26,500 people still without power statewide as of 5 p.m., Central. This total includes Davidson County, 10,000; Shelby, 12,000; Obion, 1,200; and, Sumner, 1,300.

Open Shelters:

  • Obion County - Reelfoot Youth Camp, 4305 Kendall Road, Hornbreak, TN
  • Gibson County - First Baptist Church, 204 S. Poplar St., Kenton, TN
  • Sumner County - Hendersonville Church of Christ, 107 Rockland Road


  • Memphis: 52 and sunny today; clear and 33 tonight Sunshine and a high of 54 today.
  • Nashville: 49, clear and cool today, 30 and cold tonight
  • Knoxville: 40 and sunny today, 29 and cold tonight
  • Chattanooga: 52 and sunny today; clear, cold, and 29 tonight