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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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Possible severe weather predicted for Thursday; take steps to prepare

Apr. 10, 2013—The National Weather Service is predicting possible severe weather, including possible isolated tornados, for Thursday in the Nashville area from approximately 8 a.m. until late afternoon.

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Vanderbilt experts offer tips for minimizing storm stress

Apr. 10, 2013—Last year, 37 tornadoes ripped through the state of Tennessee. Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts are offering tips on how to minimize storm stress and how to prepare in case a storm displaces you from your home.

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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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AlertVU procedures revised following Wednesday’s storm

Jan. 30, 2013—An approaching storm accompanied by the possibility of tornadoes prompted the activation early Wednesday morning of the AlertVU system. The activation revealed a procedural problem that prevented the vast majority of campus from receiving the severe weather notification. The cause of the failure is known, and solutions have been put in place. The university continues...

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Get training to be a storm spotter Nov. 5

Oct. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt will host a SKYWARN storm spotter training session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The session is open to all faculty, staff, students and members of the local community. It will be held in Room 103 of Wilson Hall, located at 111 21st Ave. S. SKYWARN is a program of the National Weather Service...

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Farmers’ Market canceled May 31 due to forecast of severe weather

May. 31, 2012—The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market, held each Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. on Medical Center Plaza, is canceled today, May 31, due to a forecast of severe weather in Middle Tennessee this afternoon. The Farmers’ Market is scheduled to resume next Thursday, June 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. For questions, contact Health Plus, or learn more about the...

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Severe weather forecasted for Friday, March 2

Mar. 1, 2012—Keep up with the latest weather developments from the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service is forecasting a major severe weather outbreak for Middle Tennessee on Friday, March 2. An initial wave of thunderstorms is expected very late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. These storms may be strong with large hail. After...

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Weather sirens to be tested June 4

Jun. 2, 2011—The monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens will be Saturday, June 4, immediately following the monthly test of the Metro sirens at noon.

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A stash of love letters results in Vanderbilt scholar’s first book

Dec. 8, 2010—Stormy Weather tracks evolution of African American marriages Long-neglected love letters between a domestic servant husband and his teacher wife have provided an important part of a new book that tracks how middle class African American marriages evolved in the early and mid 20th century. Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the World Wars,...

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