More Flooding Possible Across the State

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nashville as they see some of the worst flooding in over 100 years. The harsh reality is that there will likely continue to be flooding across the state over the next several days.

This morning, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Carruthersville, MO and Tiptonville, TN. The Mighty Mississippi is expected to rise 3 to 5 feet above flood stage in and around these areas by Wednesday.

I called the Reelfoot Lake State Park, and they noted that the campgrounds and visitors center took on water, but it should be clear by the end of the day. They expressed a great deal of confidence that the levies would hold the Mississippi around Reelfoot.

Over in Roane County they’re worried about the potential impact of rising waters and the coal ash spill.

Nearly a third of Millington, TN residents were effected when a levee was overrun yesterday.

I’m not sure when this picture was taken but that’s downtown Lebanon, TN.

Shelby County officials are flying around the county to observe the flood damage right now. Mike Matthews from Channel 3 reports there are 198 bridges that need to be inspected in the county.

Of course, none of this is meant to diminish what’s happening in Nashville. The National Weather Service reports that flooding will persist in Middle Tennessee, even though the rain has stopped.

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