City of Hendersonville Declares State of Emergency in Response to Devasting Tornado


In the aftermath of a destructive tornado that struck Hendersonville, Mayor Jamie Clary has declared a state of emergency to ensure a swift and coordinated response to the unprecedented challenges posed by this natural disaster.

The tornado, which hit Hendersonville, Tennessee on December 9, 2023, has caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure, leaving a significant impact on the lives of our residents. First responders and emergency services are working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.

Mayor Clary stated, “The safety and well-being of our residents are our top priorities. The declaration of a state of emergency will enable us to marshal all necessary resources to respond effectively and efficiently to this crisis. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected, and we are committed to providing the support and assistance needed during these challenging times.”

The state of emergency declaration will ensure the continuation of emergency response plans and will also facilitate the mobilization of additional resources to address the immediate needs of the community. Local authorities are collaborating with regional and state agencies to coordinate a comprehensive and effective response.

Citizens are urged to adhere to all safety advisories issued by local authorities and other directives aimed at protecting lives and property. Residents are encouraged to avoid traveling on Main Street as much as possible during this time. An emergency shelter has been established by the American Red Cross at Cornerstone Church to provide refuge and support for those displaced by the tornado. Residents are encouraged to seek shelter and assistance as needed.

“Hendersonville’s resilience and spirit will undoubtedly be tested during this challenging period, but together, the city will overcome it as it always does,” added Clary.

For more information and updates, please visit the city website at or check the city’s social media pages where updates are posted regularly.