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July 20, 2016

Tennessee Activation Returns to Normal

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Nashville returned to Level 5 – Elevated at 12 a.m., CDT, on Wed., July 20, 2016.

This ends the State of Emergency declared at 7:15 a.m., CDT, on Thurs., July 7, 2016 when TEMA activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan (TEMP) in response to severe storms and flash flooding.

TEMA continues to work with counties impacted on July 7, and following, to conduct damage assessments, and is monitoring currently a rolling blackout threat in Shelby County due to a damaged substation in the Arlington community.

Should the potential for widespread impacts from severe weather increase, the SEOC will return to a State of Emergency.

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.