ROBERTSON EMA (Special Weather Alert)
Damaging straight-line winds (up to 70 mph) are the main threat, however hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out
▪ All of Middle Tennessee is at risk
▪ Main timing: 9 PM to 3 AM
▪ Wind Advisory for gusty non-thunderstorm winds to
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Based on the possibility of severe weather this evening, the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency has released a special weather alert.
“Robertson County is expecting the possibility of severe weather tonight, Friday, March 24th. Robertson County has been moved to an enhanced risk for severe weather.
“The primary concern for tonight’s weather event is strong straight-line winds in excess of 60 MPH. However, the threat of tornadoes can not be ruled out. Our agency encourages folks to remain weather aware and have multiple ways to receive emergency alerts.
“The timeframe given by the National Weather Service has Robertson County expecting storms from 8 pm to 11 pm.” Blake Pierce Deputy Director Robertson County EMA
Robertson County’s infrastructure is still fragile in the aftermath of the March 3rd storm so intermittent power outages are likely. Trees left weakened from previous storms could fall onto roadways, structures, and infrastructure so use caution if you must be out and about during the storm. If you have weather photos you would like to share, email them to [email protected], text them to 615-513-9844, or post them under this post on Smokey’s FaceBook page, Instagram or Twitter feeds.
“IMPORTANT: Do NOT think if your area isn’t highlighted that you’re in the clear. This is where the *best* chances for severe weather to occur are located.
Take the time to make sure the batteries are fresh in your NOAA Weather Radio and tomorrow evening, make sure your cell phone is charged. Remember, we want you to have multiple ways to get warnings.
BE PREPARED: Before the Storm Strikes. (A message from Weather.gov)
At home and at work, your primary concerns are the potential loss of heat/AC, power, telephone service, and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. Test units regularly to ensure they are working properly. Have available:
• Flashlight and extra batteries.
• Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information. These may be your only links to the outside.
• Extra food and water. High energy food, such as dried fruit or candy, and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration is best.
• Extra medicine and baby items.
• First-aid supplies.
• Have proper ventilation.
• Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
In cars and trucks, Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm!
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