We couldn't be more proud to call ourselves Tennesseans. We've been brought to our knees by mother nature and lifted out of the wreckage by the kindness of others. We're forever grateful and willing to do the same for others. All hands on deck.
Evacuations are underway in the Carolinas and Virginia. More than one million people are leaving town ahead of this massive hurricane's arrival. The National Hurricane Center is predicting Hurricane Florence to be a category 3 or 4 when making landfall and Nashville is getting ready to pitch in and help.
Several emergency management teams and first-responders from the mid-state are already headed east to help with shelter set-up, emergency rescues as well as clean up and recovery after the storm clears. Preparations are also being made locally to help aid potential evacuees coming to Nashville.
The Nashville Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue Team, Office of Emergency Management, Metro Police as well as the Hendersonville and Goodlettsville Fire Departments are already on their way.
Churches of Christ have collected enough supplies (food, diapers, baby essentials, water and more) for two dozen semi-truck load deliveries when needed.
How You Can Get Involved
Donations can be made to the American Red Cross at redcross.org, by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or by texting the word "Florence" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.