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Old 04-07-2007, 08:45 PM
Location: Berlin, NH
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My boyfriend and I, with our 6 children are considering moving to TN. We are currently looking at Hendersonville and hopefully planning a trip down there this summer. I was just wondering about their school system, available jobs(he works for the government and can transfer, but I will need something), crime and etc......I also am a little (OK, a lot) concerned about tornadoes, do they happen often and is there any notice whatsoever? With 6 children, that is my major concern. I also read about a Dam that is due to give out, what does that mean for the town of Hendersonville? If anyone has any info for me, that would be great. Thank you.
Sincerely, Kim
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:02 PM
Location: Tennessee
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Six children? My, haven't you been busy. ;-)

The dam you're referring to is the Wolf Creek dam. There are maps online that show the possible flood area based on different scenarios. They began repair work and lowered the water level in January. The repairs are expected to take several years. There is some risk of the dam failing, but the risk is probably small.

As for tornadoes, Nashville has warning sirens all around town. I'm not sure whether Hendersonville does or not; but I would suspect they do. However, most of time the television news shows will give the warnings and watches long before the bad weather arrives. Having a weather warning radio is also a good idea, as well as having a plan of action that the kids are aware of, such as going to the basement, or interior hallway if you don't have a basement. Tornadoes can occur at any time, of course, but the main time they occur is a few weeks in spring and, to a lesser extent, a few weeks in the fall.

Some years tornadoes are worse than others. Should you be concerned? Yes, and take a few precautions. Should you be worried? Most of us here do not sit around worrying about tornadoes. You have to keep it in perspective; many more people die from drowning and on the highway every year than tornadoes.

I'm not sure what kind of work you do, so it's hard to comment on that. The greater Nashville area has a good economy so it shouldn't be too much of a problems finding a job either in Hendersonville, or in Nashville.

And welcome to Tennessee.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:39 PM
Location: Berlin, NH
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Thank you for your input, I will pass this along to my boyfriend.
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