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VUMC treats influx of trauma victims from Kentucky and Tennessee tornadoes

Dec. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has treated 28 patients injured from the tornado outbreak that struck Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky overnight on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. As reports from Kentucky detailed the severity of the storms, VUMC increased staffing and prepared space in ICU areas to care for incoming patients. Through...

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist says demystifying weather can help ease anxiety during spring storms

Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...

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Understanding Vanderbilt emergency sirens and AlertVU

Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.

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New signage system points way to ‘tornado safe’ areas

Mar. 7, 2013—New signs directing Vanderbilt University Medical Center visitors to “tornado safe” areas during a tornado have been placed at Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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