Skip to Main Content

Tennesseans 16+: Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Flash Report #3 - Severe Weather

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 04:57pm

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.
  • Flash Flood Watches are in effect across much of the state until Wednesday.
  • 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.

Another round of rain and thunderstorms is expected across Tennessee this evening, bringing an additional 1-3 inches of rainfall.

FATALITIES

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

POWER OUTAGES & UTILITIES

  • Power has been restored to normal levels throughout Tennessee.
  • A boil water notice is in effect in McNairy County for the City of Adamsville until Wednesday.
  • A boil water notice is in effect for Jackson County.

SHELTER

  • The overnight shelter population included 68 individuals in 6 counties:
    • 4 in Campbell County
    • 33 in Davidson County
    • 6 in Hardeman County
    • 15 in Rutherford County
    • 5 in Sullivan County
    • 5 in Wilson County

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

Crested at 35'

3/28 at 2215

17'

Tennessee River

Savannah

Moderate

379'

4/1 at 0600

365'

Duck River

Hurricane Mills

Moderate

27'

3/28 at 2300

16'

South Fork Forked Deer River

Jackson

Minor

35'

3/29 at 1900

32'

Tennessee River

Perryville

Minor

368'

4/2 at 1800

362'

Cumberland River

Clarksville

Minor

47'

3/30 at 1830

40'

Tennessee River

Clifton

Minor

372'

4/1 at 1200

364'

Tennessee River

Johnsonville

Action

361'

4/2 at 1800

360'

Cumberland River

Cheatham Lock and Dam

Minor

122 kcfs

3/30 at 1900

75 kcfs

 

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:  Rain and possible thunderstorms are expected this evening. Low of 58.
  • Nashville:  Rain and possible thunderstorms are expected this evening. Low of 63.
  • Knoxville:  Rain and possible thunderstorms are expected this evening. Low of 61.

###