Mayor Briley warns residents of heavy rain expected in the coming week

12 dead in Georgia storms
Posted at 9:54 PM, Feb 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Cumberland River has been high for the last couple of weeks now and with more rain in the forecast, city leaders are urging people to take precautions before more rain hits the area.

Mid-state saw rain-flooded roads and crews were forced to close down some streets. Floodwaters even killed a Cheatham County woman when they swept her vehicle off a bridge.

To get ready for more storms, Metro leaders are working with the Army Corps of Engineers, Metro Water and the Office of Emergency Management.

Office of Emergency Management workers are going to be on standby when the storms are expected to hit and will be ready to help with water rescues and other emergencies.

Those groups will also be monitoring the river levels as rain starts to fall.

If you see water on the roads or are experiencing flooding, you should call 615-862-8600.