Event Report

Event Description

Extreme Weather in USA on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 at 12:03 (12:03 PM) UTC.

Several parts of Middle Tennessee experienced flash flooding and road closures as heavy rain moved through the area. Forecasters said a low pressure system will cross the area Saturday night and Sunday as moisture moves in from the South. Numerous showers and thunderstorms, some of which will produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding, expected to move across the region. A flash flood watch remained in effect through Sunday morning for parts of Middle Tennessee. Some of the storms were expected to produce very heavy downpours with some areas seeing several inches of rainfall causing flash flooding, especially along small streams. Stewart County EMA Director Clint Mathis said they had people clinging to trees, a house fire, and other weather-related problems across the county, especially in Carlisle and Indian Mound. Officials with the Montgomery County EMS said they also had widespread flooding, "just about anywhere that's a low lying area." Specific problem areas included Trenton Road, Wilma Rudolph, Lylewood Road and Madison Street. Officials in LaVergne opened city hall as a shelter for anyone who has been forced out of their homes. Mt. Juliet police said they were not able to close or barricade roads quickly enough and said flooded roads could be hidden. Residents were advised to stay off the roads. Additional officers were called in to help. Sergeant Tyler Chandler said Saturday night was prom in Mt. Juliet. They were concerned some students may be out on the roads in dangerous conditions and asked kids to stay put.

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