Flash Floods Possible Tonight

Emergency officials across the state are bracing for a rainy night and the possibility of floods.

Portions of Putnam county already flooded today. Officials there say they made eight water rescues of people stranded in their homes or vehicles. Now, ten midstate counties are under a flash warning.
Spokesman Jeremy Heidt says the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has water rescue equipment in place in several areas, just in case it is needed.

“It takes a while to get the National Guard up and loaded into their vehicles and you know, you have to plan ahead for that. So that’s what we’ve done so far is make sure that we have those assets available should we need them and preposition them in places where we think we might.”

Forecasters say most of Middle Tennessee can expect another one to three inches of rain tonight; some areas could get up to five inches.

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