Haslam to Tour Storm Damaged Areas

News release from the governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam offered their condolences to all of the families across the state affected by the terrible storms, especially those who lost loved ones.
“As we clear away debris and start the process of repairing lives, there are many in East Tennessee facing the unimaginable loss of a family member,” Haslam said. “On behalf of all Tennesseans, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by these storms.”
Three waves of heavy rains, high winds, strong thunderstorms and reported tornadoes moved through Tennessee on Wednesday. Overall, the storms caused 33 confirmed fatalities, localized heavy flooding, road closures in many counties, school closings, downed trees and power lines. Many counties today are working on search and rescue activities.
Haslam’s meeting in Jackson to discuss the Haywood County Mega-Site previously scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CDT today has been canceled.
The governor now will travel to Bradley and Hamilton counties today, and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, state legislators and local officials will join Haslam in touring affected areas.
Locations are listed below:

1:35 p.m. EDT
Walking tour of damage and press avail
LOCATION – APD 40 (Appalachian Hwy) and Highway 40 (Waterlevel Hwy), Cleveland
2:45 p.m. EDT
Walking tour of damage and press avail
LOCATION – Apison Elementary School, 10433 East Brainerd Rd, Apison

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