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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Offers Information to Tennesseans Affected by Flooding

July 8, 2016

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Divisions of Insurance and Consumer Affairs are offering guidelines, tips, and general information to Tennessee homeowners and residents who were affected by the July 7th, 2016 flooding.

“We know Tennessee residents will lend a hand to help their friends and neighbors who were affected by Thursday’s flooding,” said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “While most will offer assistance, some may want to prey upon those in need. We want consumers to be wary of possible price gougers and remember they can always turn to us for information as they move forward.”

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Start of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016 a Success

May 19, 2016

Written by Maj. Darrin Haas
Tennessee National Guard Joint Public Affairs Office

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Maj. Gen. Terry “Max” Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, declared that the opening exercise for Tennessee Maneuvers 2016, the Guard’s largest statewide disaster drill in history, was “a complete success.”

From May 13th-16th, more than 600 Soldiers and 20 units from Tullahoma’s 30th Troop Command completed a series of grueling disaster preparedness exercises throughout Middle Tennessee testing the Guard’s ability to provide military assistance in the event of a catastrophic emergency. Soldiers worked alongside many state and local emergency agencies designed to test the abilities of all involved.

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

Soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard work with a Tennessee State Park Ranger to prepare a crash victim for extraction and transport to an area hospital. This was one of multiple simulated events as part of Tennessee Maneuvers 2016. (Clint Derryberry with Maury County Search and Rescue)

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says be Wary of Price Gouging following January Storm

January 26, 2016

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging following the severe winter storm that swept across Tennessee over the weekend.

Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, fuel, generators, lodging, storage space, and other necessities in direct response to a disaster regardless of whether that emergency occurred in Tennessee or elsewhere. [Read more]

Tennessee National Guard looks at Winter Storm Damage Response

March 4, 2015

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Late on Presidents Day 2015, 19 members of the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 194th Engineer Brigade, equipped with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV’s), were called out to perform health and wellness checks on motorists in response to rapidly deteriorating road conditions on two major interstates.

That was two weeks ago, and today, Tennessee Army and Air Guard personnel are still at work aiding state and local responders in efforts to recover from a severe winter storm that swept across the state in two waves.

Personnel from the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment clear debris from the destructive winter storm that devastated portions of Fentress, Overton, and Putnam Counties from Cookeville to Crossville, Tennessee, February 26th.

Personnel from the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment clear debris from the destructive winter storm that devastated portions of Fentress, Overton, and Putnam Counties from Cookeville to Crossville, Tennessee, February 26th.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance cautions Consumers about Price Gouging after Winter Storm

February 25, 2015

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is cautioning consumers to be alert to potential price gouging following February’s deadly winter ice storms that swept across Tennessee.

Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, fuel, generators, lodging, storage space, and other necessities in direct response to a disaster regardless of whether that emergency occurred in Tennessee or elsewhere. [Read more]

Tennessee Department of Health says Hypothermia is a Significant Health Threat

February 24, 2015

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are warning residents that alcohol and certain drugs increase the risk for hypothermia.

The condition occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to 95° or lower and its effects can be deadly.

A total of 13,419 hypothermia-related fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in the last decade. [Read more]

Half-a-Million Tennesseans Sign Up for October 16th ShakeOut

October 14, 2014

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – Tennessee is leading 10 states in participant registrations for the 2014 Central U.S. ShakeOut, an annual event to educate people on how they can protect themselves in a major earthquake.

More than 512,000 Tennesseans have signed up for this year’s ShakeOut, representing 274,000 individuals from daycares and K-12 schools, 141,000 from colleges and universities, and 33,000 from businesses. In 2013, Tennessee registered 332,509 ShakeOut participants. [Read more]

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]

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