Mayor John Cooper Thanks First Responders and Employees

A “Great Team” Remains On Front Lines of City’s Weather Response, and Help is Available

0
70
Mayor John Cooper and Director Chief William Swann at OEM
Mayor John Cooper and Director Chief William Swann at OEM: Teams with Metro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continue evening patrols to distribute cold-weather supplies and transport people to shelter. So far, they’ve distributed more than 200 blankets. (Courtesy Photo)

Nashville, TENN – Mayor John Cooper today visited Metro agencies where personnel remain on the front lines of Nashville’s severe weather response.

“As we continue to experience hazardous road conditions and temperatures, Nashville has a great team of people working to keep our city safe and operational,” Cooper said. “I’m grateful to our Metro emergency responders and employees who are supporting residents during this inclement weather.”

Salt, Shelter and Snow Ploughs: Highlights of Nashville’s Cold-Weather Response

  • At Metro’s Emergency Communications Center, 911 dispatchers have handled more than 8,000 calls since Saturday
  • Teams with Metro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continue evening patrols to distribute cold-weather supplies and transport people to shelter. So far, they’ve distributed more than 200 blankets
  • The city has so far provided 597 shelter beds and 18 pet stays in a COVID-safe environment at The Fairgrounds, thanks to a partnership between OEM and Metro Social Services
  • Metro Public Works crews continue 12-hour shifts, assisting emergency response vehicles and plowing and salting 1,800 lane miles of roadway across Nashville
  • So far, Metro Public Works has used an estimated 6,000 tons of salt, with nearly 3,000 tons left
  • Families unable to leave their homes received 20 food deliveries, thanks to a partnership between the Metro Action Commission, Metro Nashville Police and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

    “Our emergency responders are always here for us,” Mayor Cooper said. “They have the thanks of a grateful mayor and grateful city. I also encourage residents to help responders do their jobs safely by staying home and off the roads as much as possible.”

If You Need Help

To Give Help

The Community Resource Center of Nashville (CRC) is asking for donations of hand warmers, gloves, hats and blankets. To donate: http://bit.ly/DonatetoCRCNashville.

Facebook Comments