Now is the time to get ready for all the rain that’s about to hit Middle Tennessee.
While government offices are closed for President’s Day, members of the EMA are out, trying to make sure everyone stays safe as the rain comes in and lingers over Middle Tennessee.
With the ground saturated and rivers and creeks high, many areas will see flooding. Members of the Hickman County Emergency Management are urging you to plan ahead. They advise getting bottled water, and buckets to catch rainwater, in case there’s an issue with the water supply. Also, plan for power outages. If you have generators or other alternative power sources, make sure they’re ready to go. And if you have driveways that are prone to washing out or flooding, plan for alternate routes to get in and out of your home.
Madison Councilmember Nancy VanReece is urging residents to look at your storm drains today, and prevent blockages and potential isolated flooding by being responsible and properly disposing of litter and yard debris. Checking nearby storm drains and removing any trash or debris on top of the grate will help stormwater flow properly.
Metro District 24 Council Member Kathleen Murphy is also encouraging people who live in that area to be aware of the expected rainfall this week.
You can check the Metro Water Services Outage Map to see active water main breaks, and you can report a service outage, main break, or other water or sewer emergency at any time when you call (615) 862-4600.