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Shelters Open Across Mid-State Ahead Of Storms

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several areas have opened shelters in advance of the strong storms that are supposed to come in on Friday afternoon.

La Vergne opened a storm shelter at noon Friday in the Multipurpose Building in La Vergne, located behind City Hall at 5093 Murfreesboro Road.

In Mt. Juliet, they have a shelter at First Baptist Church at 735 North Mt. Juliet Road. Those wanting to access this facility will need to enter through the north entrance (Side of W. Wilson Middle School). There is a call button on the door that will need to be pressed. After pressing the button, individuals will need to state that they are present for a shelter location.

Stewart County has set up a storm Shelter at the Visitor's Center located at 117 Visitor Center Lane.

An emergency storm shelter will be open at 1 p.m. at the Coffee County Middle School.

In Gallatin, they will have an emergency shelter available in the basement of City Hall at 132 W. Main Street and the Gallatin Police Department at 130 W. Franklin Street.  If residents are displaced from their homes as a result of the storm, the primary location to seek refuge is the Gallatin Civic Center at 210 Albert Gallatin Avenue.

The city of Portland has opened a two storm shelters for residents at the Portland City Hall, at 100 South Russell Street and another at the Church of Christ located at 200 North Russell Street.

Donelson Fellowship at 3210 McGavock Pike will be open for anyone needed to take shelter from the storm.

Christian County Emergency Management along with the Red Cross will open shelters from 2 to 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church on West 7th Street, Hopkinsville Municipal Building, Crofton City Hall, Oak Grove City Hall, and Pembroke Baptist Church.

The Cannon County Office of Emergency Management opened a storm shelter at the Woodbury Church of Christ, located at the intersection of West Water Street and North McCrary Street in Woodbury.

Metro's Office of Emergency Management was full activated around 2 p.m. That means agencies are debriefed & ready to respond. At a debrief on Friday morning, Metro officials said that the worst weather would be in Nashville between 1 and 6 p.m. along the I-40 corridor.

Parts of Middle Tennessee and Kentucky are under high risk for severe weather throughout Friday afternoon and evening. The most violent storms are most likely be from noon to 8 p.m.

Several school systems have already closed, and will close early Friday due to the severe storms.

Stay with NewsChannel 5 for the latest on the developing weather situation.

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