Flash Flood Warning, Flood Advisory Extended

Aug 8, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The National Weather Service extended flash flood warnings and flood advisories for several counties Thursday afternoon from Nashville eastward deep into the Cumberland Plateau.

Affected counties included Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Putnam, Smith, Jackson, Lauderdale and Overton.

Meteorologists said two to four inches of rain had fallen by noon in some areas with an additional 1 to 2 inches likely to follow.

Nashville seems to have suffered the worst effects of the storms. WSMV-TV says a number of homes along Ewing Lane were evacuated as a result of propane leak caused by flooding.

Metro said it conducted about 10 water rescues Thursday morning as rising water trapped residents in their homes.

A Madison home was reportedly been pushed off its foundation.

Nashville Electric revised upward the number of homes without power because of the storm. NES said just over 900 homes lost their electrical service.

The rain and flooding threw the Thursday morning commute into slow motion. Water running down city streets swamped cars windshield-deep in some low spots.

During the noon hour Thursday, weather radar showed a long line of rain trailing across the state’s midsection from Nashville all the way to the Crossville area.