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State of Emergency status activated at SEOC in Nashville as Irma remnants near

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

(Photo taken at 11:10 a.m. CST of Tropical Storm Irma)

TEMA said the State of Emergency Operations in Nashville has activated a State of Emergency status as remnants of Tropical Storm Irma close in on Tennessee.

By the time the immediate area feels any affects from the storm, it will have weakened to a tropical depression.

Middle Tennessee is slated to get 1 to 3 inches of rain from Monday night to Thursday morning. Nearly the entire area is under a wind advisory with 50 mph wind gusts possible at times. The main threats continue to be high winds which can down trees and power lines, causing scattered power outages and rains producing localized, minor flooding.

The Tennessee State Fair held at the Fairgrounds Nashville announced it will be closed Monday night for pending inclement weather.

TIPS FROM TEMA:

  • TEMA encourages everyone to be informed about their local forecast, check road information, and be ready if local authorities issue warnings or emergency actions in their area.
  • Monitor local news and weather broadcasts for current weather and traffic information, and have multiple ways to receive weather info and warnings, such as NOAA weather radio.
  • Tennesseans also can download any number of weather smartphone apps to get weather information, including watch and warning notifications direct to mobile devices.
  • Do not drive or walk through high water – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
  • Do not attempt to move any downed power lines. Instead contact your local power company to report the damage or call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency situation.