Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected, Up to 10 Inches Over Next 7 Days
ROBERTSON COUNTY/MIDDLE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Multiple rounds of heavy rain will arrive Tuesday afternoon & continue off and on through Saturday according to the US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee.
“The 7 day rainfall forecast for Mid TN has a minimum of 5-7″ across the WHOLE state, and most of #Middle Tennessee in the 7-10″ bulls eye. Now is the time to prepare!”
Rainfall amounts from Tuesday through Thursday are forecast to reach 2-4″.
Several more rounds of heavy rain totaling up to 4″ are forecast from Friday through Sunday.
All combined, total rainfall amounts over the next 7 days could reach 7″ to 10″ across Middle Tennessee.
Since we have already seen 5″ to 9″ of rain so far this month, this additional rainfall could easily cause flooding.
Turn Around Don’t Drown – See VIDEO Below
“There could be concerns that some area roadways, especially secondary ones, at particular locations could be covered with unknown depth of water. We have a saying here at the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Nashville concerning this: When Flooded Turn Around Don’t Drown. It is very important to remember that to never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road! The road may have collapsed under that water. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters!”
If you live in a flood prone area, get prepared now with flood safety tips at www.weather.gov/safety/flood.
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