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April 28, 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 12 p.m. CDT.


MEDIA LINE
TEMA’s media line is 615-741-0482. Public Information Officers are available for media interviews.


DEATHS
There are 33 confirmed fatalities in Tennessee.


EAST TN

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


MIDDLE TN

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


WEST TN

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!