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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Flash Report #2 - Severe Weather

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 04:32pm

SEOC Activation: Level 3 – State of Emergency (COVID-19)

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 seven weather-related fatalities.
  • Power outages have fallen to 1,100 customers statewide.
  • Requests for assistance are being fulfilled for local response operations to support flood cleanup, sandbagging, and water 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.
  • Damage assessments in several counties are ongoing.
  • Several roadways remained closed due to high water. If you come across a flooded road remember – Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

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.

FATALITIES

  • The Tennessee Dept. of Health has confirmed seven, weather-related fatalities.
    • Five fatalities in Davidson County
    • One fatality in Cheatham County
    • One fatality in Hawkins County

POWER OUTAGES & UTILITIES

  • As of this afternoon, approximately 1,100 customers without power statewide.
    • No counties with outages greater than 500 customers without power.
  • A boil water notice is in effect In Henderson County for Lexington Utility customers.
  • Cannon County is under a boil water notice.
  • A boil water notice is in effect in McNairy County for the City of Adamsville until Wednesday.

SHELTER

  • The overnight shelter population included 68 individuals in 8 hotels statewide.

RIVER GAUGE REPORTS/PROJECTED CRESTS

Name of River

City

Current Flood Stage

Projected Crest

Peak Crest Time and Date

Level to be Below Action Stage

Duck River

Centerville

Moderate

39'

3/28 at 2215

17'

Powell River

Arthur

Moderate

23.47'

3/28 at 1945

15'

Tennessee River

Savannah

Moderate

378'

4/1 at 0600

365'

Duck River

Hurricane Mills

Moderate

27'

3/28 at 2300

16'

Duck River

Columbia

Moderate

39'

3/28 at 1900

28'

Harpeth River

Kingston Springs

Minor

40'

3/28 at 1400

18'

South Fork Forked Deer River

Jackson

Minor

36'

3/29 at 1900

32'

Tennessee River

Perryville

Minor

365'

3/30 at 1800

362'

Cumberland River

Bordeaux

Minor

Currently 36' still cresting

N/A

30'

Cumberland River

Hermitage

Minor

Currently 48' still cresting

N/A

42'

Cumberland River

Penington Bend

Minor

Currently 48' still cresting

N/A

42'

Cumberland River

Edenwold

Minor

Currently 50' still cresting

N/A

42'

Cumberland River

Omohundro

Minor

Currently 44'-still cresting

N/A

35'

Cumberland River

Old Hickory

Minor

118 kcfs

3/29 at 1100

75 kcfs

Cumberland River

Hunters Point

Minor

Crested at 54'

3/29 at 0300

48'

Cumberland River

Nashville

Minor

Crest at 40.7' at minor stage

3/29 at 1900

30'

Cumberland River

Clarksville

Minor

47'-projected

3/29 at 1900

40'

Wolf River

Raleigh

Minor

11'

3/28 at 0600

5'

South Fork Forked Deer River

Halls

Minor

11.9'-projected

4/3 at 0700

8.5'

Clinch River

New Tazewell

Minor

15.9'

3/29 at 1500

10'


RESOURCES

  • Resources are available to survivors of the recent flooding event.
    • Crisis Cleanup: Tennesseans who need help with cleaning up following the storms and flooding can call the Crisis Cleanup hotline at 833-904-1085. More information here.
    • Nashville VOAD & Salvation Army: Nashville residents can call the Crisis Helpline at 615-244-7444. More information here.
    • Red Cross: Tennesseans needing help can contact the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

FORECAST

  • Memphis:  Clear skies with a low of 49. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Nashville:  Clear with a low of 46 tonight. Winds light and variable.
  • Knoxville:  Clear skies with a low of 37. Winds light and variable.
  • Rain and thunderstorms return to Tennessee on Tuesday, bringing increased risk for flooding.

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