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Overnight Flooding Results In Isolated Evacuations And Widespread School Closures

Sep 1, 2017

Updated 10:00 a.m.

Still have 2,700 people without power in Cumberland Electric's service area, mostly concentrated in Montgomery and Stewart counties.

See the outage map here.

Updated 8:10 a.m.

Montgomery County officials are now reporting a second sink hole after last night's flooding.

Updated 7:30 a.m.

Take a look at rainfall estimates from overnight.

Updated 7:15 a.m.

Nashville Electric Service says about a thousand homes remain without power. NES says crews worked through the night repairing lines taken down by falling trees. They're also replacing some broken poles.

Updated 6:40 a.m.

Most creek levels are falling in Middle Tennessee, but the National Weather Service is watching the Harpeth River near Kingston Springs, which is still rising.

The Harpeth is now well into moderate flood stage. Follow the latest here.

Updated 6:10 a.m.

Montgomery County is warning residents to avoid some roads. The National Weather Service has also issued a flood advisory for areas near Clarksville where the Cumberland River is expected to rise nearly 20 feet by Saturday morning.

Several school districts have closed due to flooding overnight. Metro Schools, Montgomery, Robertson and Sumner counties are all calling off class for the day.

The remnants of Hurricane Harvey soaked Middle Tennessee throughout the night and caused power outages as transformers sparked out under the stress of the storm.

At one point, 12,000 Nashville Electric Service customers were without power. Thousands more in Montgomery and Williamson counties have been in the dark.

Nashville’s emergency operations center deactivated at 5 a.m. after a long night watching heavy rain inundate the region, though unevenly. Some parts of Davidson County got nearly nine inches of rain last night. Other areas got just a couple of inches.

Creeks rose quickly to flood levels, but most watersheds are returning to normal except Whites Creek. It has now crested but is taking a while to fall.

More than 50 people had to be evacuated near the creek. Emergency personnel responded to dozens of calls for help. But there have been no reports of injuries or missing people. The First Baptist Church in Joelton opened as a shelter overnight.

Metro Public Works spent the evening clearing downed trees that were blocking roads and barricading streets that were under water. A small landslide was reported in Sumner County. Swift water teams spent the night performing water rescues.