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State Of Emergency In Effect After Storms; Red Cross Opens Shelter

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Storm Damage in Williamson County Storm Damage in Williamson County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A state of emergency is now in effect for the state of Tennessee following the overnight storms.

Local governments and state personnel are currently conducting preliminary damage assessments and will continue to do so throughout the day. So far, three tornadoes have been confirmed, but teams continue to survey damage.

The state is responding to requests from local governments for emergency resources, such as tarps or debris clearance.

The State Emergency Operations Center, which opened Tuesday night, remains at Level-3 State of Emergency activation due to widespread storm damage and many counties conducting preliminary damage assessments.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross opened an emergency shelter for victims who need a place to stay following the overnight storms. The shelter is located at the Northside Church of Christ at 1375 Old Hickory Boulevard.

Officials from the Red Cross said they were currently assisting 30 local families across 10 counties in middle and western Tennessee.

In addition to an emergency shelter, the Red Cross is also doing damage assessment and client casework, where appropriate.

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