Flash Report #3 - Severe Weather and Tornado Event
- TEMA is assisting with ongoing damage assessments in storm impacted communities.
- At this time, we have 527 structures with confirmed damage.
- A recovery resource website has been created for tornado survivors. It includes information on shelters, mental health resources, hiring contractors, and more.
- The State Emergency Operations Center is activated in Nashville to support statewide severe weather recovery.
- The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 15 weather-related fatalities.
A line of severe storms passed through Tennessee and has caused significant damage to buildings, roads, and utilities in several counties across the state. Damage assessments in storm impacted communities remain ongoing.
Currently there are 4 shelters open to storm survivors.
- Cannon County: Westside Elementary School, 3714 Murfreesboro Rd, Readyville, TN
- Tipton County: Covington Sports Plex, 790 Bert Johnston Ave, Covington, TN
- Wayne County: American Legion Hall, 112 N Main St, Waynesboro, TN
- McNairy County: Selmer Senior Citizen's Center, 230 N 5th St, Selmer, TN
- TDOT is assisting with roadway debris removal in impacted counties.
The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed 15 weather-related fatalities.
- 9 weather-related fatalities in McNairy County
- 3 weather-related fatalities in Shelby County
- 1 weather-related fatality in Roane County
- 1 weather-related fatality in Tipton County
- 1 weather-related fatality in Henry County
PROTECTIVE ACTIONS/KEY MESSAGES
- Do not enter damaged buildings or hazardous locations.
- Hire only licensed contractors and do not pay the total amount before the work is complete More tips for consumers after a disaster can be found here.
- Avoid downed power lines.
- If your house or property sustained damage, take pictures before cleanup efforts and contact your insurance company.
- Contact your local emergency management agency if you need immediate assistance.
Memphis: High of 77 degrees and mostly cloudy. Low of 69 degrees tonight.
Nashville: High of 64 degrees and cloudy. Low of 59 degrees tonight.
Knoxville: High of 62 degrees and cloudy. Low of 52 degrees tonight.
Chattanooga: High of 59 degrees and cloudy. Low of 57 degrees tonight.