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Metro Water Services reminds Nashville residents of online NERVE disaster tool

Metro Water Services is reminding residents of tools available to residents. PHOTO: NERVE Website

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Nashville is no stranger to dealing with catastrophic flooding and in the wake of the Houston floods, Metro Water Services is reminding residents of tools available to residents.

Lessons learned during the 2010 Nashville flood led to the creation of the Nashville Emergency Response Viewing Engine (NERVE) and the Situational Awareness for Flooding Events (SAFE).

NERVE is a free online tool providing information to the public during disaster situations. The mapping site allows citizens to view real time information on road closures, school closings, emergency shelter locations, disaster assistance centers, and food/water distribution.

The interactive map can be found online HERE, but is only active during emergency situations.

The SAFE tool also provides mapping of flood related data to be used by Metro Water Services and emergency personnel to assist in making response decisions.

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