The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has issued a statewide status report. This information is current as of 12 p.m. CDT.
TEMA’s media line is 615-741-0482. Public Information Officers are available for media interviews.
There are 33 confirmed fatalities in Tennessee.
Bradley – Confirmed EF2 tornado; 12 homes damaged or destroyed
Hamilton – Possible tornado in Tiftonia; middle school hit and students took cover; damage to firehall and several commercial buildings; 30 homes damaged or destroyed; shelter open at St. Elmo Recreation Center with 27 people
Johnson – EMA advising residents to avoid side roads in the county because of debris
Meigs – Three shelters open at Georgetown Baptist Church, Cotton Fort Church of God and SDA Church in Decatur
Homes also damaged in Bledsoe, Scott and Union counties
Humphreys – 40 homes damaged or destroyed; most roads open; shelter open with 30 individuals; about 10 businesses flooded
Marshall – 20 homes damaged or destroyed; power outages throughout county
Montgomery – 11 homes damaged or destroyed; 32,000 customers without power; seven people rescued from collapsed home
Rutherford – Reports of homes damaged
Homes also damaged in Cannon, Hickman, Houston, Lawrence and Moore counties
Madison – Experienced major flooding issues; 3 homes damaged; one Red Cross shelter open with 20 families
Homes damaged in Benton, Chester and Decatur counties.
Public Safety Message:
The public is strongly encouraged to limit travel in flooded areas. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!