Tennessee

Saturday, May 01, 2010
The first of two days of record rains—nearly 14 inches—flooded the Nashville area. Twenty-one people were killed. Many were found trapped in their homes and cars. Numerous Nashville schools were closed for more than a week. When the Cumberland River overflowed, a parking garage stood 40 feet under water. Not even the historic Grand Ole Opry was spared. It would be silenced for nearly four months due to flooding damage.
Common Hazards in this State

State Information

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security
312 Eighth Ave., North
Wm. R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Bldg, 25th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1085
www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 741-0001
www.tnema.org

Local Information

Tennessee Department of Regional Services Memphis MPO
1075 Mullins Station Road
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-7860
www.memphismpo.org

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Tennessee State Citizen Corps
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security
312 Eighth Ave., North, Wm. R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower Bldg, 25th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1085
www.tn.gov/homelandsecurity/tn_citizen_corp.htm