Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Haslam Issues Executive Order on Transportation of Emergency Supplies

Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 02:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order suspending certain provisions affecting vehicles carrying emergency equipment, services or supplies to support the emergency relief efforts for the severe storms and tornadoes that crossed Tennessee on April 25, 2011.

Food Safety A Priority In Storm Aftermath

Friday, April 29, 2011 | 05:12 pm
“When in doubt, throw it out,” says Tenn. public health official

NASHVILLE – Due to power outages experienced in storm and flood-impacted areas across the state, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding affected residents of the importance of food safety. To ensure public health and wellness, a senior department official is urging individuals to throw away all perishable food that may have been exposed to temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or more.

Flood Recovery Efforts Making Progress

Monday, April 25, 2011 | 08:00 am

Individuals, governments receiving significant assistance through recovery programs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One year after a major flood struck 49 counties in Tennessee and took the lives of 24 individuals, disaster recovery efforts are still underway in many communities. Assistance programs, like home buyouts and public assistance to local government, are continuing to provide relief to the disaster areas.
“Our state agencies and federal partners have worked tirelessly to help Tennessee communities rebuild and recover from the floods last May,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “We will continue to do our part to ensure the recovery process is working for Tennesseans impacted by this disaster.”

Haslam Requests FEMA Damage Assessment for 11 Counties

Friday, April 15, 2011 | 06:10 pm

Joint Preliminary Damage Surveys Start Week of April 25

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide a joint preliminary damage assessment for 11 counties impacted by severe storms in the state on April 4, 2011.

The counties include: Chester, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Henderson, Humphreys, Lake, Sevier, Shelby and Sumner.

State Advises Residents: Do Not Take Potassium Iodide

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 | 04:47 pm

Minor Increase in Radiation Levels Poses No Public Health Threat

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health advises residents that there is no need to purchase or take potassium iodide (KI) because of the on-going nuclear crisis in Japan and the recently reported minor increase in radiation levels in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also has issued guidance stating that taking KI is not recommended. KI is given to people who are exposed to certain types of radioactivity.