Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Combined meeting with SE TN VOAD, NE TN VOAD, and E TN VOAD:

Hello Everyone,

Our next VOAD meeting will be held Thursday, August 2 at 9:30 am and will hosted by TEMA at their East address. Their address is: 803 N. Concord St., Knoxville, 37919. It will be a joint meeting of East, Southeast and Northeast VOAD groups.  We look forward to meeting and collaborating with them.

We will first have a joint meeting, and then we will separate into our individual VOAD groups for further discussion.  Among other topics, we will be talking about our upcoming Emergency Preparedness Fair scheduled for Saturday, September 22.  Our website (www.prepfair.org) and facebook pages have been updated. Be sure to check them out.  Also, if you are on facebook, be sure to "like" our page. Feel free to bring any ideas for news releases/posts for the website to give to Jennifer Hughes at our August 2 meeting.

We look forward to seeing you next week at TEMA East for our VOAD meeting. If you have any items for discussion, feel free to forward them to me < tristi@tds.net >.

Tristi Ebbert

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011


The next E TN Regional VOAD meeting will be: 

2 FEB, 2012 at 10:00am 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


E TN VOAD Members:  Please send your organization's participation in the relief and recovery efforts from the Tennessee storms to Mary Beth: birgemb@knoxarc.org .   Please let us know what you have been doing, problems you may have encountered, things that have worked well, and a couple of pictures if you have any.   In other words, please share what you think is significant about your organizations response.  THANKS A BUNCH !

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


TVA dams holding back water to help prevent downstream flooding

 By Dick Byrd Daily Times Correspondent

As East Tennessee and much of the South mourn the storm deaths and clean up the tornado damage, a new major problem is beginning. This one is a flood — a big flood that could reach historic proportions in some areas along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. It could be an even worse flood except for the work done by The Tennessee Valley Authority.
A combination of snow melt and ongoing heavy rain has worked to make the mighty Mississippi swell beyond its banks. Flooding is also a big problem on the Ohio and Arkansas Rivers, themselves major rivers that also happen to feed into the Mississippi. And it isn’t close to being over yet. Emergency officials in Shelby County estimated that 5,300 homes and businesses will likely be affected by flooding as the Mississippi River and its backed-up tributaries keep swelling. Properties include single-family homes, commercial and industrial properties, and apartments in at least 17 of the 41 zip codes in Shelby County, which includes Memphis.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Due to last week’s storms, the Red Cross/VOAD Exercise scheduled for
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, has been postponed. We will let you know the
new date as soon as possible. Thank you.

Jenny Holden
Training Coordinator
TN Homeland Security District 2
605 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-215-1161 (office)
865-215-1176 (fax)

Friday, April 29, 2011


Due to the relief and recovery responses to the recent storms, the American Red Cross/TN Homeland Security District 2 Tabletop Exercise scheduled for 4 May is postponed and will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Please click on this link to view video of the damage caused by the 27 April storm system that swept through the Tennessee Valley;

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

E TN Quarterly Meeting

The next Quarterly E TN VOAD meeting normally held the first Thursday in May has been postponed until June 9th because of the Red Cross exercise on 4 May.

The 9 June meeting will be held in the Alcoa Fire Department's training room at 9:30am in their HQ at 2010 North Wright Road, Alcoa, TN, near the TYS airport.

Here's a link to Google map of the location. Chief Robinson has asked us to park in the Alcoa Police parking lot that is co-located there with the Fire Department :


Please let me ( Mulsand@aol.com ) know if you wish to add anything to the agenda. I think most of the meeting will be a discussion of the ARC exercise, and our organizations' responses to the Knoxville floods and the Greenback tornado. We will also be discussing our participation in the regional Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Fair at Chilhowee Park on 24 September. Please put that date on your calendar and direct any questions you may have about the Fair to Tristie Ebbert ( tristi@tds.net ).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Great Central U.S. ShakeOut"

2011 ShakeOut: 10:15 a.m. on 28 April

Participate in the "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" to practice how to protect yourself during earthquakes, and to get prepared.