Metro Schools partners with Office of Emergency Management for mobile warming stations

  From OEM:

The Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has partnered with Metro Nashville Public Schools to bring the first ever Nashville Mobile Warming Stations, to the streets of Nashville. This is just one of the ways Metro Nashville and the Office of Emergency Management is reaching out to the community and preparing for another day and night of dangerously low temperatures.

With temperatures currently hovering in single digits across most of the region, these Mobile Warming Stations will offer temporary shelter from the bitter cold, via a Metro school bus. The school buses will be open to the public for anyone needing to take a brief break from the weather. OEM and Metro public school buses will be at Riverfront Park and in the Farmers Market area from 1pm this afternoon until 7pm this evening.

OEM is continuing to encourage everyone to take shelter during this period of extreme cold, since the bitterly cold temperatures can lead to frostbite and hypothermia, resulting in serious injury or death.

Anyone at-risk of exposure to the extreme cold in Davidson County, or anyone coming across a person outdoors who appears to be in distress or disoriented, is encouraged to call Metro’s non-