TEMA and the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Partner for Weather Radio Distribution

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 04:22pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services (TDVS) have partnered to provide emergency supplies to Tennesseans during National Preparedness Month.

“Ensuring that you and your family have a way to receive prompt emergency notifications can make an incredible difference during a disaster,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan.  “These weather radios will provide essential notifications in the event of an emergency. We are thrilled to partner with the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services to provide this resource to Tennesseans across the state.”

The kits include a NOAA weather radio, preparedness information, and resources for veterans.

“National Preparedness Month is a reminder of the importance of readiness for all Tennesseans. This partnership with TEMA allows us to use our reach to ensure that Veterans across the state are well-equipped to face emergencies,” said TDVS Commissioner Tommy Baker. “These kits not only provide essential supplies but also exemplify the state’s commitment to the safety and well-being of those in the Veteran community.”

Kits will be available at each of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services field office locations on a first come, first served basis beginning October 2. Limited quantities are available.

This event comes as National Preparedness Month efforts wrap up across the state. National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

To learn more about how you and your family can be ready before disasters, visit www.tn.gov/tema/prepare.

About the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency: TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders. Follow TEMA on Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn, and at tn.gov/tema.