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Dry Fall Increases Wildfire Risk in Tennessee as State Agencies Provide Tips on Outdoor Fire Prevention

October 25, 2016 | 11:01 am

It’s dry in Tennessee and with little or no rain in the state’s weather forecast for the next 10 days, state officials are asking everyone to take extra precaution to prevent outdoor fires from getting out of control. “Drought and dry conditions have contributed to 837 wildfires burning 20,000 acres in Tennessee so far this [...]

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 [...]