Per a memorandum of understanding established between Mayor Karl Dean and Belmont University President Bob Fisher last year in preparation for a major disaster in Davidson County, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management is establishing a Joint Information Center (JIC) in the Curb Event Center on Belmont’s campus.
The JIC opened to media at 10 a.m. CST today and will be the primary location for Metro Government officials to disseminate emergency information to the public through the news media. The first media briefing at the JIC took place at 11 a.m. CST. Mayor Dean and other government officials gave an update on the disaster response and recovery efforts.
Media covering the flooding disaster in Davidson County are encouraged to setup a work station at the JIC, which will be in the Beaman Student Life Center adjacent to the Curb Event Center. The media briefing and workstation room will be setup in rooms Beaman A and B. Satellite truck parking is available at the Curb Event Center loading dock.
Belmont University has agreed to provide Metro an on-campus location to establish a JIC at no cost to the city, as well as the necessary equipment and work space to support the operations.