Severe weather tool kit: Power outage maps, emergency contacts

Here are resources to keep you safe and informed during severe weather.
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Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 6:19 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Severe weather is expected Wednesday afternoon into the evening across the Mid State.

The first half of our day should stay calm, but windy with gusts near and over 40 mph at a time in parts of southern Kentucky where a wind advisory is in effect until 7 PM this evening. While we can’t rule out a passing rain shower early in the day, more storms are expected to fire up in the afternoon in west Middle Tennessee and march to the east through the evening hours.

The main threats are damaging wind gusts, but we could very well see some good-sized hail and even an isolated tornado is on the table once again. This whole storm system is much slower moving than the last couple, so slow-moving heavy downpours or multiple trains of storms could cause flooding in parts of the area.

Below are some resources to help keep you safe and informed during severe weather.

The severe weather threat area expected Friday night.
The severe weather threat area expected Friday night.(WSMV)
Severe weather is expected Friday night in Middle Tennessee.
Severe weather is expected Friday night in Middle Tennessee.(WSMV)

Power outages

Power outages are possible as severe weather makes its way through the area.

These maps will give you the latest up-to-date information about outages in your area:

Nashville Electric Service

Middle Tennessee Electric

Dickson Electric

Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation

CDE Lightband

Middle Tennessee Emergency Management Offices

You can report damage or request assistance at emergency management offices in Middle Tennessee here. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Nashville International Airport

Severe weather could cause delays or flight cancellations. Monitor your flight here.

Road Conditions

Monitor traffic on the roadways here. Be sure to enable cameras on TDOT SmartWay. Emergency officials urge residents not to drive during severe weather.

Download the WSMV 4 First Alert Weather app for iPhone or Android. Our team of meteorologists will send alerts to your phone about conditions headed your way. They also share custom videos about the weather where you live.

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