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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Flash Flood Warning was issued Tuesday evening for Davidson and Williamson counties after scattered storms brought heavy rains.
Weather officials say the radar indicated more showers and isolated storms could bring additional rainfall through the night.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. It was placed in effect until 11 p.m. in Davidson and 11:15 p.m. in Williamson. Visit wkrn.com/alerts for the latest weather advisories.
So far from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service says several locations along and south of Interstate 65 and the Interstate 24 split received anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain.
Several reports of street flooding came in from various locations as well, and an additional 0.5 to 1 inch of rain could fall. Drivers are urged to turn around; don’t drown.
Sewanee, Tennessee, in Franklin County also experienced flash flooding due to the rain. News 2 was received video showing muddy waters spilling over the roadway of Highway 41A.
Meanwhile, neighbors in Donelson, who hunkered down during the storm, emerged to find widespread tree damage.
“I don’t know, we heard the rain, and we heard the wind,” said Nancy Lasuer, who lives off Jenry Drive. “I opened my drapes and there was the tree down in the front yard.”
Up and down Lasuer’s block, power lines hung low. It seemed nearly every home was down a tree.
“We don’t have any power right now, but we have a good neighbor who ran electrical for us,” she said. “It looks like a war zone with all the trees down. The only thing that we thought when we walked out is god is good because none of the trees fell into anybody’s house.”
Elsewhere in Stanford Estates, was a different story. While several neighbors drove around surveying damage, some were driving with nowhere to go.
“We popped in the car for a charge, and I can’t get home,” said Annette Roberts, “I’ve driven round the neighborhood and it’s taped off in every direction.”