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Tennessee Agencies Coordinating to Assist Neighbor States in Hurricane Matthew Response

October 7, 2016 | 3:01 pm

Hurricane Matthew isn’t posing a direct threat to Tennessee, but that doesn’t mean State of Tennessee agencies aren’t engaged in storm response activities. The Tennessee departments of Health (TDH) and Transportation (TDOT), Tennessee Army National Guard (TANG), Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (TNVOAD) are all analyzing the availability of [...]

Tennesseans Make Earthquake Preparedness a Priority with Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

October 6, 2016 | 1:45 pm

TEMA to Broadcast October 20, 2016, Earthquake Drill on Facebook Live at TNDisasterInfo Citizens, Businesses, and Communities Encouraged to Register and Participate at Tennessee will be among 14 central and southern U.S. states on Thursday, Oct., 20, 2016, coordinating the sixth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill to raise awareness about the importance of [...]

TEMA, Department of Education Working to Prepare Public Schools for Disasters and Emergencies

October 5, 2016 | 8:44 am

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is partnering with the Tennessee Department Education to make an emergency preparedness resource available to more than 1,700 public schools in the state. “Public school administrators and educators are too often on the front lines of protecting students and dealing with unexpected emergencies,” TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan said. “We [...]