The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has issued a state-wide status report. This information is current as of 6 a.m. CST and will be updated later in the day.
(Media-Newswire.com) - The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has issued a state-wide status report. This information is current as of 6 a.m. CST and will be updated later in the day.
The Governor informed Commissioners that state offices will be open on Monday, with the exception of the Andrew Jackson building that is uninhabitable due to flooding and Offices for Departments in Metro Center. Workers are asked to use their judgment to determine if they are able to safely make it into work. Updates may be released in the morning if the situation changes.
Parts of Nashville have been evacuated as a pre-cautionary measure. - Due to some levy leakage near Mainstream Drive, Metro Government evacuated Metro Center from Dominican Drive to the Cumberland River ( approx. 7:00 p.m. ). - Metro Government also evacuated pedestrians from First Avenue near Riverfront park downtown. - The Opryland hotel was evacuated of approximately 1,500 guests due to a weakened levy. - TEMA is providing assistance to the levy owners and local government to help sandbag around the levy. - Metro Government evacuated residents living near that levy as a precautionary measure. - Evacuated hotel guests and residents near Opryland are being sheltered at McGavock High School and nearby churches. - Metro Police officers knocked on doors of apartment buildings near the riverfront urging residents to evacuate due to the rising Cumberland River. ( Approx. 11 p.m. )
The Highway Patrol provided food and water to stranded motorists on Interstate 40 West Bound at the rest stop at mile marker 172 near the Dickson exit. The motorists had been stranded there for approximately 15 hours.( Approx. 12:30 a.m. ).
Metro is asking residents to conserve water and use it for drinking and food preparation only. Metro public water continues to be safe, but due to flooding Metro had to shut down the KR Harrington Water Treatment Plant.
91 Trucks are stranded between mile markers 192 and 196 on Interstate 40 East Bound. Originally there were approximately 185 people stranded there, but the THP successfully turned around the smaller vehicles. The truck operators were offered help to evacuate, but all 91 opted to stay with their rigs on the roadway.
The Cumberland River is expected to crest at around 50 feet overnight.
The American Red Cross reports approximately 800 persons in 20 shelters.
Commodities: 12,000 sandbags have been delivered ( 6,000 in Nashville and 6,000 in Jackson ).
Currently most requests are for water. Cots have been requested and sent to Clay County.
Public Safety Message: The public is strongly encouraged to limit travel in flooded areas and use extreme caution.
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