The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management is canvassing Davidson County and reaching out to residents who may need heat-related assistance.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Wednesday morning that remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday. A warning is issued when the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity combine to create dangerous situations in which heat-related illnesses are possible.
Nearly 100 residents have applied for but not yet received air conditioners through the Metro Action Commission. Plans were to check on those folks first and then move on to other vulnerable populations.
Stranded motorists, especially those who are unfamiliar with the area, are especially vulnerable, according the OEM.
Several air-conditioned resources are available, such as the Red Cross cooling shelter at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2416 Clifton Ave.
Residents can seek shelter at the any of the 21 Nashville Public Library locations, 23 Metro Parks and Recreation Community Centers and the Nashville Farmer’s Market.
OEM officials continue to monitor heat-related calls dispatched to the Nashville Fire Department and remain in contact with Nashville Electric Service regarding unanticipated power outages that may last longer than 2-3 hours.