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Resolution RS2020-254

A resolution honoring the media’s response in the wake of the tornado of March 3, 2020.

WHEREAS, on March 3, 2020, tornados tore through Middle Tennessee, leaving 25 people dead and thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed; and

WHEREAS, the loss of life could have been much worse if not for the quick response of the media, who warned residents of Middle Tennessee before the tornados hit and kept them updated throughout the event; and

WHEREAS, in the wake of the tragedy, the media have also been spreading awareness of the destruction and how others can help those affected; and

WHEREAS, through newspapers, television stations, websites, and social media, members of the media have helped to tell the stories of those impacted, kept the public informed about what areas to avoid and which organizations need assistance, and spread the word about what resources are available to those impacted by the natural disaster; and

WHEREAS, in the wake of a natural disaster, local news is essential to keeping the public informed and aware of what is happening, and partnering with local government to make sure the most accurate information is broadcast to a wide audience; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council recognizes the time and effort that members of the media have provided in the wake of the March 3 tornados and thanks them for their contributions.


Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as honoring the media’s response in the wake of the tornado of March 3, 2020.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Kevin Rhoten, Tanaka Vercher, Dave Rosenberg, Brett Withers, Thomas Cash, Kyonzté Toombs, Robert Swope, Bob Mendes, Kathleen Murphy, Jeff Syracuse, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles, Erin Evans, Emily Benedict, Sean Parker, Courtney Johnston, Zachary Young, Bob Nash, Tonya Hancock, Nancy VanReece, Russ Pulley, Russ Bradford, Jennifer Gamble, Zulfat Suara

Legislative History

Referred toPublic Works Committee
Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedMarch 17, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 17, 2020

FailedApril 7, 2020

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Last Modified: 04/13/2020 11:54 AM