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Flash Report #1 - Severe Weather

Sunday, March 28, 2021 | 03:21pm

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The State Emergency Operations Center is activated in Nashville to support local requests and gather impact and response information.
  • The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed four weather-related fatalities in Davidson County.
  • Power outages have fallen from a peak of around 15,000 customers last night to around 5,200 this morning.
  • Requests for assistance are being fulfilled for local response operations to support swift-water rescues, flood cleanup, sandbagging resources,
  • The SEOC is monitoring river gauge reports in Tennessee, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the National Weather Service, to prepare if flood resources or response operations are needed.
  • CLEANUP HELP:  Tennesseans who need help with cleaning up following the storms and flooding can call the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 833-904-1085.

CURRENT SITUATION

Severe weather crossed Tennessee Saturday bringing two rounds of heavy rain, high winds, flash flooding, and tornado warnings.  The mostly localized impacts of the severe storms included some flooding of homes and businesses, scattered structures damaged, closed roads, downed trees, and power outages.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency activated the State Emergency Operations Center, as well as its Regional Coordination Centers in west, middle, and east Tennessee. The SEOC remains operational today to support local requests for assistance and resource needs, and to gather information from partner agencies and county emergency officials about the ongoing response to weather impacts.

Localized impacts include:

  • 50 businesses flooded in downtown Lebanon in Wilson County
  • 130 plus swift-water rescues conducted in Davidson County alone
  • Single-family and multi-family evacuations conduction in a half-dozen counties
  • Scores of motorists rescued from flooded vehicles
  • The American Red Cross placed four families - two families in Sullivan and two families Wilson counties – in non-congregant shelters

The National Weather Service is surveying tornado damage in Henderson County and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reports the Cumberland River Basin as seen from 3 inches to 8 inches of rainfall over the past 48 hours.

FATALITIES

  • The Tennessee Dept. of Health has confirmed four, weather-related fatalities in Davidson County.

POWER OUTAGES & UTILITIES

  • As of this afternoon, approximately 5,200 customers without power statewide.
    • 1,200 customers in Davidson County
    • 1,500 customers in Shelby County
    • 500 customers in Williamson County
    • 500 customers in McNairy County
    • The remaining outages are in areas with fewer than 500 customers without power.
  • A boil water notice is in effect In Henderson County for Lexington Utility customers.
  • Lenoir City in Loudon County is without water service currently.

RIVER GUAGE REPORTS/PROJECTED CRESTS

River

City

CURRENT Flood Stage

Projected Crest

Duck River

Centerville

Major

39'

Harpeth River

Kingston Springs

Major

40'

Tennessee River

Savannah

Moderate

377'

Buffalo River

Lobelville

Moderate

20'

Duck River

Hurricane Mills

Moderate

27'

Duck River

Columbia

Moderate

39'

South Fork Forked Deer River

Jackson

Minor

36'

Tennessee River

Perryville

Minor

365'

Piney River

Vernon

Minor

24'-past peaked, was major

Harpeth River

Franklin

Minor

Currently 28' still cresting

Harpeth River

Bellevue

Minor

27'-will go into moderate stage

Cumberland River

Bordeaux

Minor

Currently 34' still cresting

Cumberland River

Omohundro

Minor

Currently 42'-still cresting

Mill Creek

Woodbine

Minor

20'-past peaked, was moderate

Mill Creek

Antioch

Minor

17'-past peaked, was moderate

Cumberland River

Old Hickory

Minor

189 kcfs-will be major

Cumberland River

Hunters Point

Minor

Currently 54' still cresting

Cumberland River

Nashville

Action

Crest at 41.9' at minor stage

Cumberland River

Clarksville

Action

Crest at 49' at minor stage


FORECAST

  • Memphis:  Clear and chilly with a low of 41 tonight. Sunshine and 65 on Monday
  • Nashville:  Clear and chilly with a low of 34 tonight. Sunshine and 62 on Monday.
  • Knoxville:  Clear and chilly with a low of 34 tonight. Sunshine and 60 on Monday.

Rain and thunderstorms return to Tennessee on Tuesday, bringing increased risk for flooding.