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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces David Purkey as Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director

September 1, 2014

Purkey to continue serving as Governor’s Homeland Security advisor

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health Issues Extreme Heat Warning

August 23, 2014

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working to reduce deaths and life-threatening conditions caused by summer heat. With temperatures reaching into the 90s in much of the state, Tennessee residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution and take preventive steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

“While the elderly, children and those with existing health issues are most at risk, extreme heat can affect anyone,” said TDH Commissioner John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “We want to remind everyone about ways to prevent heat-related illnesses and how to address them if they do occur.” [Read more]

Eight Tennessee Counties to receive Federal Disaster Assistance

April 13, 2014

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2nd to March 4th, 2014.

The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. [Read more]

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Issues Order to Waive Propane Delivery Restrictions During State of Emergency

January 24, 2014

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN - Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak issued an order this afternoon to exempt Tennessee home and business owners from propane delivery restrictions in order to obtain needed propane.

“Heating homes and businesses is a priority during this cold weather snap,” said McPeak. “This order allows individuals to purchase propane from any dealer with available resources to help keep Tennesseans warm and in business while we manage these frigid temperatures.” [Read more]

Red Cross Responds, Offers Safety Steps As Bitter Temperatures Cover Much of U.S.

January 6, 2014

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health asks, “Are You Prepared for Emergency Unknowns?”

August 28, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Have a Plan. Have a Kit. With September designated as National Preparedness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to plan now for what they would need to do in a disaster, and to have a kit of materials to take care of themselves and their families.

TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, and TEMA Director James Bassham will be taking their “Have a Plan; Have a Kit” message across the state throughout September as they promote the importance of emergency preparedness. [Read more]

Tennessee Departemnt of Health says prepare now for Serious Health Challenges posed by Winter Weather

December 27, 2012

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures of winter weather can come with little or no warning, creating minor problems for some and major tragedies for others.

The Department of Health is working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to remind residents about the importance of planning and preparation to avoid weather-related problems in homes, outdoors or on the road this winter. [Read more]

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s ReadyTN app now available on iPhone and iPad

September 19, 2012

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – Tennesseans can download Ready TN, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s (TEMA) popular smartphone preparedness application, to iPhone and iPad devices and access the application’s information and resources on hazards and how to be ready for emergencies.

“It is incredibly important Tennesseans take time to prepare for emergencies, and this new app from TEMA is designed to be responsive to our customers, the taxpayers,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “Citizens are relying increasingly on their mobile devices for relevant and timely information, and the ReadyTN app delivers critical tips and resources to Tennesseans so they can be prepared the next time a disaster strikes.” [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Urges Voluntary Water Conservation Measures

July 7, 2012

Maintaining Adequate Water Supply is an Issue of Both Supply and Demand

Tennessee Department of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN – As hot, dry conditions continue across the state, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is asking communities to be mindful of their water-usage practices and to adhere to any voluntary or mandatory water conservation requests made by local utility districts.

Private water well users also are encouraged to conserve water and have a plan of action in place as drought conditions persist. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health issues State Wide Extreme Heat Warning

June 29, 2012

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partner organizations across the state to reduce deaths and life-threatening conditions caused by summer heat.

With temperatures predicted to exceed 100 degrees for several days in much of the state, Tennessee residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution and take preventive steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. [Read more]

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