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Metro Plans to Activate Emergency Center Early

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Metro plans to partially activate early its Office of Emergency Management (OEM) tonight at 11 p.m. in anticipation of strong storms coming to the area, according to an official press release.

"The line of severe storms is expected to move through Middle Tennessee beginning late this evening and into the early morning hours," the release read. "The main threat is damaging winds and hail, but tornadoes cannot be ruled out."

The release said the storms have the potential to bring damaging winds, if not tornadoes.

Once activated, updated information will be released from the Emergency Operations Center as it becomes available.

Agencies initially activated at the EOC will include: Metro Office of Emergency Management, Metro Police, Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Nashville Fire & EMS, Metro Public Works, Metro Water Services, Nashville Emergency Communications, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Metro Information Technology, Metro Planning/GIS, Nashville Electric Service, AT&T, Metro Transit Authority, Amateur Radio, Red Cross and the Local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters.

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