MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A federal disaster declaration for Tennessee is possible following last week’s deadly tornados.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s joining Tennessee Emergency Management Agency personnel in assessing damage around the state following severe weather last Friday
TEMA says that nearly 900 homes and other structures in 19 Tennessee counties reported damage. Forty-five people sought medical treatment for storm related injuries, but no deaths were reported.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Disaster assessment teams from Tennessee and the federal government are evaluating damage from the storms that swept through the state on Friday.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said there were a total of 75 tornado warnings issued throughout the state on Friday.
TEMA spokesman Dean Flener said Tennessee was lucky to escape without the fatalities several other states suffered, but damage has been reported in 19 counties.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This is Tennessee's annual Earthquake Awareness Week, which includes the second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill.
The drill at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning will mark the 200th anniversary of the largest of the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, which created West Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake.
A spokesman for Tennessee Emergency Management says, even this far east, we will feel a big quake’s impact.