Williamson Co EMA collecting storm damage reports

Posted at 9:47 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 22:47:17-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Williamson County Emergency Management Agency officials asked for the public's help in their effort to document storm damage following Tuesday's EF-0 tornado.

On Tues., Sept. 1, the tornado touched down in the Southwestern part of the county bringing down mainly trees, but the EMA is looking for any type of damage throughout the county.

The information will be used to assist the department in collecting consolidated impact information and for the National Weather Service as they assess the damage.

Residents can report damage through the county's online damage survey. It can also be found on the department's storm impacts webpage, where weather-related reports can be made year-round.

“We want the community to know that they can use this survey whenever Williamson County suffers from a severe weather event,” WCEMA Director Todd Horton said in a press release, “This survey helps us better understand the impacts to our community, helps determine our community’s eligibility for disaster-related financial assistance and provides community members with a convenient avenue to share their storm-related impacts. .”

The survey will collect specific information about:

  • What is damaged
  • Types of damage
  • Extent of damage
  • Location
  • Contact Information

For more information about WCEMA and to register for the Williamson County Emergency Alert System, click here.