Free Clean-Up Help Available After Storms Hit Rutherford County

May 10, 2024 at 10:53 pm by WGNS News

Warrior Drive area - Above Photo Released by Rutherford County EMA




RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - As Rutherford County and other nearby areas grapple with the aftermath of severe weather and tornadoes, the State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville has been activated at a Level 4 – which was elevated to provide crucial support to affected communities and monitor the ongoing impact of the inclement weather. Furthermore, the National Weather Service (NWS) continues to survey the impacted areas and has confirmed the tornado that struck Rutherford County was an EF-0, which typically has wind speeds of 64 to 75 miles per hour.


Rutherford County EMA reports, “If you are a resident of Rutherford County, including all municipalities, and your home has suffered damage due to severe weather and/or flooding from the storms that occurred on May 8th and 9th, 2024, you can report the damage to the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency. Please note that you can only report damage that has affected your home, not any other structures like driveways, fences, barns, sheds, mailboxes, or other outbuildings.

Information Needed (Rutherford County):

- Name
- Address
- Description of damage
- Do you have Property Insurance (yes or no)
- Do you have Flood Insurance (yes or no)
- Any photos of the damage, if available.

Rutherford County EMA asks that residents please call, email, or self-report the damage information to:

  • Self-Reporting Link –  CLICK HERE
  • Email –
  • Phone – (615) 898-7764 (Ext. 1) – Please leave a message with the above information. 



Tennessee's activation of the Emergency Operations Center outlines the state's commitment to addressing the needs of local residents and communities as they deal with the aftermath of the recent severe weather events. Through this elevated level of readiness, state agencies are better equipped to coordinate resources and respond promptly to requests for assistance from affected areas.

In addition to the activation of the Emergency Operations Center, Crisis Cleanup has been mobilized statewide to provide essential support for those in need. Residents who require assistance with damage caused by tornadoes and severe weather are urged to utilize the home cleanup hotline at (615-488-1875). This service is available at no cost, ensuring that individuals and families can access the help they need to recover from the devastating effects of the storms.

Crisis Cleanup's activation across the entire state underscores the severity of the situation and the urgency of providing assistance to impacted communities. By calling the designated hotline, residents can connect with volunteers and organizations ready to assist with cleanup efforts, debris removal, and other essential tasks necessary for rebuilding and recovery.

As Tennessee continues to confront the challenges posed by severe weather, state and local authorities are working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. The activation of the State Emergency Operations Center and Crisis Cleanup reflects a coordinated effort to support affected communities and facilitate the recovery process in the days and weeks ahead.

For those in need of assistance with tornado and severe weather damage, the home cleanup hotline (615-488-1875) stands ready to provide vital support and resources at no cost. Together, communities across Tennessee are rallying to overcome adversity and rebuild stronger in the face of adversity.

Affected Counties: Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Giles, Lincoln, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Warren, Weakley, and Wilson counties.

TEMA has deployed personnel at the request of the counties and is coordinating with local officials to assess damages and ensure life-safety needs are met. The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to survey the impacted areas. NWS has confirmed an EF-2 in Giles County, an EF-3 tornado in Maury County, an EF-1 in Robertson County, and as previously reported, an EF-0 in Rutherford County.

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