After an evening of severe thunderstorms and damaging winds, Williamson County residents woke up to downed trees and powerlines.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency (WCEMA) is looking for the public’s assistance to document damages resulting from the storms. The information will be used to assist responders as they continue to provide services to the community and the National Weather Service as they assess the damage and its impact. Residents can report damage through the established online damage survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/9e2886ec3063483ebccf739a1d4ae3de
According to the National Weather Service, winds reached up to 70 mph in some areas of the County overnight. City and County responders are currently working to reopen roads that have been impacted by downed trees and power lines.
According to outage reports from the Nashville Electric Service and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, the Williamson County area experienced over 5,000 power outages. Teams worked throughout the night to restore power to impacted areas.
A list of closed and impacted roads can be found on the WCEMA website: www.williamsonready.org; this list will be updated periodically throughout the day as roads are reopened.
Downed power lines can still carry a charge. Residents should avoid downed powerlines and report them through their electric service provider’s website.
Due to soil disturbances and saturation, trees may not be stable despite their upright position. Light winds could uproot the tree. Loose and suspended limbs should also be treated as a hazard. Residents should not park or stand under any trees that are leaning or disturbed.
Electric companies are currently out on the roads repairing downed powerlines. Residents should travel slowly around responders and their work areas.