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April 29, 2011

State-wide status update



The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has issued a statewide status report. This information is current as of 10:00 a.m. CDT.


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


DEATHS & INJURIES
There are 34 confirmed fatalities in Tennessee.

Bledsoe County – 4
Bradley County – 9
Franklin County – 1
Greene County – 6
Hamilton County – 9
Johnson County – 2
Sequatchie County – 1
Washington County – 1
Williamson County – 1

There have been 107 reported injuries with the majority being reported from Hamilton County.


POWER OUTAGES
Currently, 134,903 customers are without power in the state.


SHELTERS
There are 12 shelters open in Tennessee with 34 occupants.


EAST TN
Bledsoe County – First Southern Baptist Church
Bradley County – St. Terese Catholic Church
Carter County – Health Department Annex
Greene County – Ruritan Building
Hamilton County– South Chattanooga Recreation Center
Johnson County– Johnson County Health Department


WEST TN
Dyer County – Dyersburg 1st Assembly of God
Lake County – Tiptonville 1st Baptist Church
Madison County – First United Methodist Church, Jackson Central Merry High School
Obion County – 2nd Baptist
Shelby County – G.W. Henderson Recreation Center


ASSISTANCE/DONATIONS/VOLUNTEERS
Call 2-1-1 for assistance or to donate goods, services or money to help communities in need.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and volunteer organizations active in disaster relief are partnering with the United Way of Tennessee to provide 2-1-1 as a single source for disaster survivors to get assistance from local groups and non-profits, as well as coordinate volunteer efforts with local agencies.
If you need help, call 2-1-1 and operators in the call centers will match the unmet need with the appropriate volunteer agency, non-profit group or charitable organization.
If you want to volunteer your time, goods, services or cash, you can call 2-1-1 and the operators will be able to coordinate your donation with the unmet needs in the community.
If you are having a life-safety emergency, you should always call 9-1-1.


PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE
The public is strongly encouraged to limit travel in flooded areas and use extreme caution.
NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams.
Turn Around Don’t Drown!
Flood safety and health information from the Tennessee Department of Health at http://health.state.tn.us/FloodandSafety/floodandsafety.htm.