Knoxville gets refrigerated truck to handle possible COVID-19 victims

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Tennessee is readying refrigerated trailers for the bodies of COVID-19 victims in case of potential overflow, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said.

One of those refrigerated trucks was transported to Knoxville, the department said.

According to a representative with TEMA, 12 trucks were sent out across Tennessee “through a request with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

TEMA said, “Providing morgue surge capacity is a critical resource in disasters with the potential for mass fatalities.” Officials said the trucks do not need to be used in the state, yet.

“Hopefully, these refrigerated trucks will not need to be utilized, but their deployment in Tennessee should indicate how seriously we are taking the COVID-19 threat, as all Tennesseans should.”

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