Haslam Calls for State of Emergency to Prepare for Possible Flooding

State of Tennessee Press Release; April 26, 2011:

Declaration aids Tennessee Emergency Management Agency with preparations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam declared a state of emergency at noon today as a precautionary move because of the severe weather and forecast of Mississippi River flooding.

“Activating the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan allows the state to swiftly react to any requests from local governments,” said Haslam. “Our local governments in west Tennessee are preparing to open shelters and the state will be ready if they need additional support.”

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor events and organize any necessary state response activities.

For further information, please visit TEMA’s website: www.tnema.org.