TEMA declares “State of Emergency” for Tennessee

NASHVILLE  — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville (TEMA) has declared a State of Emergency for the state on Tuesday, January 15th. This is a Level 3 Declaration by TEMA officials.

This statement was released from the TEMA website:

The State of Tennessee has declared a State of Emergency, as of 4 p.m., CST, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, due to freezing rain and icy conditions in West and Middle Tennessee, and because of the possibility of severe flooding in East Tennessee from the rainfall that continues to move across the state.

The State Emergency Operations Center currently is activated to Level III. The National Weather Service has Ice Storm Warnings currently in effect for West and Middle Tennessee, and Flood Warnings in effect for portions of East Tennessee.

Tennesseans should remember to “Take it Slow in Ice and Snow” and to limit travel as much as possible, and to never drive or venture into standing water.

If travel in unavoidable, be sure to have an emergency kit in your automobile to include blankets, warm and sturdy boots, a flashlight, and a hand-powered charger for mobile devices.

Download the ReadyTN app to get immediate weather updates and information on road conditions directly to your smartphone.

Information from: WRCB-TV

Logan Carmichael is Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of MarionCountyMessenger.com. He is also morning radio host at WTNW-820 AM in Jasper weekdays from 8-10am, as well as on air personality at Brewer Broadcasting’s “Hippie Radio 106.9” in Chattanooga Saturdays from 10am – 7pm EST. Logan has spent the past 20 years in the radio / news media industry both on air and off. He launched MarionCountyMessenger.com in December 2010 to serve the Sequatchie Valley and it’s communities with a local daily news site and alternative to the already present publications in the area.

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