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April 27, 2011

State-wide status report issued

The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has issued a statewide status report. This information is current as of 4:30 p.m. CDT. Additional information will be posted Thursday morning.

Media Line:

TEMA’s media line is 615-741-0482. The Media Center will be staffed until 7 p.m. Public Information Officers will be available for media interviews tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

DEATHS
There has been one confirmed fatality in Hamilton County.

WEST TN

Chester County - One house fire; schools are closed for tomorrow.

Fayette County - Considerable flooding on county roads, quite a few trees down across roadways, minimal power outages (less than 100 homes)

Haywood County - Some roadway flooding across county; Hwy 19 is closed at this time.

Madison County - Major flooding issues across county, one Red Cross shelter open at this time with approx. 20 families at Oman Arena. Many roadways are closed. Trees down and power outages across county.

Shelby County - 24,348 customers without power. No injuries or major damage to report at this time.

Other West TN counties experiencing localized flooding: Benton, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson and Tipton County. Power outages also reported in Chester, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley County.

MIDDLE TN

Cheatham County - Spotty power outages; one home evacuated due to water; water is beginning to recede; schools are closed.

Clay County – 3,000 customers without power.

Dickson County - 15 roads are closed. Two homes have been evacuated. 208 customers without power.

Hickman County - Flooding reported on Hwys. 230, 438, 48N and Defeated Creek. Two house fires due to lighting strikes.

Lewis County - Two bridges out due to flood water on Lower Trace Creek

Lawrence County - Approximately six structures damaged.

Lincoln County - Tornado impacted county at 5:45 a.m.; widespread damage across southwestern to northeast Lincoln County.

Giles County – Trees down; school closed; power outages reported.

Houston County - State highways blocked with water; evacuated Oak Brook Retirement Living home – 14 persons; evacuated five additional people yesterday and this morning to private residences.

Humphreys County - Continues to experience flooding. A shelter remains open at the Waverly Church of Christ with approximately 30 individuals sheltering. Some flooding of houses (approximately 10) and businesses (approximately 4) has occurred. Many homes remain without electricity from yesterday’s and last night’s high winds. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding and bridges out.

Jackson County – 1,000 customers without power.

Marshall County - Two injuries reported.

Moore County - Highway 50 is closed; most secondary roads are one lane only, due to trees.

Montgomery County - Rescued seven people trapped in their home due to rising water.

Putnam County – 10,000 customers without power.

Rutherford County – Report of tornado touchdown and homes damaged.

Smith County – Report of three homes with minor damage.

Stewart County - Three people in shelter; flash flooding and localized road closures. Spotty power outages; COE forecasting Cumberland River to crest at 370 feet – this will impact Cumberland City.

Warren County - Power outage in the Viola area, Hwy 108 closed between Wheeler Road and Viola; one mobile home destroyed; two persons sustained injuries and transported to hospital by private vehicle.

Williamson County - 60 customers without power.

Wilson County - Power outages reported in southeastern Wilson, Green Hills area, and northern portions of highway 109.

Schools closed in Bedford, Coffee, Marshall, Moore, Smith, Stewart and Van Buren County. Trees down and some road closures due to localized flooding across the counties.

EAST TN

Scott County - Damage to homes in Helenwood to Oneida area.
Hamilton County – One confirmed fatality in Tall Pines Trailer Park on Shepherd Road; shelter opened with 23 people at this time; power poles snapped; 73,000 customers without power; damage to Fire Hall, several commercial buildings and at least 25 homes; many areas of Red Bank are inaccessible; the Red Bank Middle Loftis schools have been damaged; all students are safe. All Hamilton County schools closed at 12 noon. In the Dallas Bay area, a travel trailer park has trailers on their sides and several hit by trees. East Ridge reported trees in houses and widespread power outages.

Meigs County - Three storm shelters are open.

Cumberland County - Reports possible tornado touched down at Creston near I-40 (mm 315) and continued to Potato Farm Road (ESE of Isoline). Two homes damaged.

Fentress County – Twenty-five percent of county without power; four shelters on stand-by.

Bradley County – Two houses reported destroyed in the NW section of the county; Hundreds without power from Hopewell to Georgetown.

Public Safety Message:
The public is strongly encouraged to limit travel in flooded areas and use extreme caution.