Mayor Barry urges employers to send workers home; EOC to activate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro’s Office of Emergency Management will partially activate the Emergency Operations Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday to prepare for potentially severe weather.

An activation of the EOC means Metro departments and partner community agencies will be working together.

Mayor Megan Barry encouraged Nashville employers to send their workers home early in anticipation of the weather.

“My first priority is that our citizens are safe,” Mayor Barry said. “We have the best chance of making sure that happens if we manage the combination of severe weather and holiday travel by getting people off the roads and into their homes as quickly as possible.”

The Mayor’s Office has asked Metro departments to use their discretion in deciding when to send their employees home prior to the anticipated storms.

Residents should be prepared to move to an interior, windowless room and have their cell phones charged and flashlights ready in case of a power outage.

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