NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The governor has activated the Tennessee Nationwide Guard to assist in response to Tropical Storm Ida.
Ida made landfall alongside the Louisiana shoreline on Aug. 29. Not less than one particular person was killed within the storm. Its 150 mph winds tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the mainland.
Hurricane Ida turned a tropical storm as its high winds slowed over Mississippi on Monday.
Tennessee Military Nationwide Guard’s 251st Army Police Firm in Lexington and Savannah, 1172nd Transportation Firm in Memphis and Waynesboro, and the 1176th Transportation Firm in Dresden, Jacksboro, and Smyrna will assist with restoration and reduction efforts. Greater than 320 troopers shall be serving to with the efforts.
The guardsmen will do the next:
- help with safety within the affected areas
- present excessive water automobiles to help rescue and restoration operations
- present automobiles to move residents out of the affected areas amongst different duties
Tennessee Nationwide Guard can even work with native, state, and federal emergency administration officers. Different cities throughout the state are getting ready for the influence from the storm.
In Lebanon, metropolis chief met to organize for the storm and loaded sandbags for distribution to residents. These sandbags shall be out there to residents from 2 to 9 p.m. at Lebanon Fireplace Division Station One, 209 E. Homosexual St. and Cedar Crest Buying Middle, 1031 W. Principal St. There’s a restrict of 20 particular person property.
“Hold sandbags dry till wanted, using plastic along side the baggage add to their effectiveness. Sandbags should not reusable and needs to be disposed of after use,” Lebanon posted on its Fb web page.
For extra data on Lebanon preparations, click here.
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