Two shelters open in Nashville ahead of Irma's expected arrival


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to elevated status and monitoring as Irma’s is on a path toward Tennessee.

TEMA released an update on Hurricane Irma on Sunday morning after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the Florida Keys. The remnants of the hurricane are projected to arrive in Tennessee late Tuesday or Wednesday.

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The American Red Cross has opened five shelters in Tennessee. Two are pet friendly shelters in Nashville with a capacity for 20 people each at Christ Lutheran Church, 229 Haywood Lane, and First Lutheran Church, 118 8th Avenue South. The other three shelters are in Chattanooga, Memphis and Johnson City.

TEMA is encouraging everyone to stay updated on their local forecast, check road information, and be ready if warnings are issued.

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