TEMA puts State of Emergency in place due to flooding

West Beaver Creek

TEMA activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan and put a State of Emergency in Place in Tennessee. 

Governor Bill Lee is asking Tennesseasns to follow warnings and instructions from emergency officials and stay on alert due to flooding and the potential for more servere weather Saturday night.

“Our departments and agencies are monitoring the ongoing weather developments in our state and they are coordinating to be fully prepared,” Lee said. 

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is working with state and local officials through the State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville to keep an eye on any possible severe weather. TEMA is also staying in contact with the National Weather Service and U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers and address any local need requests. 

“Everyone should pay close attention to weather forecasts today and have multiple ways to receive weather watches and warnings,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “Those who may have experienced any storm or flooding damage already should contact their county emergency management agencies to report issues, contact their insurance agencies, and keep track of any repairs they make.”

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