State of Emergency declared as flooding impacts Middle Tennessee


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency remains in a State of Emergency on Sunday as widespread flooding in some counties in Middle Tennessee canceled schools and disrupted residents. 

TEMA officials say they are continuing to monitor river level forecasts while 14 counties in Tennessee have declared local States of Emergency. 

Eight of those 14 counties are in Middle Tennessee; VanBuren, Maury. Marshall, Cheatham, Lincoln, Overton, and Warren. As it stands, 33 schools are closed or delayed for Monday.

I-24 East at mile-marker 42 in Davidson County is still closed after a landslide covered part of the road early Sunday. TDOT officials are expecting the mess could take a week to clean up. 

At this time, drivers who take the interstate are being re-routed to Old Hickory Blvd and then to I-65 to get to Nashville. 

According to TEMA, 40 state roads are either damaged or washed out. As many as 500+ county roads are also damaged or washed out. 

There are also five rivers in the state trending toward moderate or major flood stages: 

  • Tennessee River – Moderate flood sage
  • Cumberland River – Moderate flood stage, higher at localized locations
  • Duck River – Major flood stage
  • Buffalo River – Moderate flood stage
  • Harpeth River – Moderate flood stage (Kingston Springs) 
  • Ohio River in KY – Major flood stage

TEMA has also launched a flood response webpage. For more information, click here

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