33 Citizens 4 Animals Rescued From Flooding In Robertson County Saturday Night
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Robertson County area first responders made 33 water rescues (as well as 4 animals) in Saturday night’s flooding. 31 of the rescues were in Millersville (which sits partly in Robertson County) and 2 were in Springfield, according to officials.
In Springfield, there were 2 water rescues. On New Chapel Rd Near Hoods Branch Rd a woman became trapped in flood waters on the roof of her vehicle as water levels rose. MAP
First responders with the Pleasant View Fire Department, the Robertson County Emergency Management Special Operations Team and Robertson County EMS all came to the woman’s aid. The water was chest high as crews employed life vests and ropes to rescue the trapped driver. (SEE PICS BELOW)
The second rescue in Springfield was not so dramatic. A driver became trapped in their vehicle in a flooded area near Lahr Rd and Hwy 49. MAP The driver was rescued by a Robertson County Sheriff’s Deputy. Fire and medical crews were canceled.
According to Millersville Fire Chief Brandon Head, 31 people and 4 animals were “rescued” from their homes and campers in the Millersville area. All roads are back open. Creeks are still out of banks but receding. Millersville City Hall was turned into an evacuation shelter for those that were displaced by flood waters.
“Gallatin, Sumner EMA, and Hendersonville Fire all had Swiftwater teams in Millersville assisting us with rescues. The only issue we had was radio communications between neighboring departments. Our dispatch did a fantastic job of keeping up with everything. Click here for flood pics in Millersville.
In response to the flooding and severe weather potential, TEMA activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan and put a State of Emergency in Place in Tennessee.
Governor Lee was attending meetings in Washington, DC this weekend connected with the National Governor’s Association, and he is cutting his trip short and coming home to better monitor the situation. MORE
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