Murfreesboro activates Emergency Operations Center due to flood threat

Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 14:55:25-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Flash flooding prompted the City of Murfreesboro to activate its Emergency Operations Center.

The National Weather Service has issued an Flash Flood Warning for Rutherford County until noon Wednesday. The county is also included in the Flash Flood Watch until Thursday.

City officials said activating the EOC “allows for a more rapid deployment of resources during significant weather events.”

According to the United States Geological Survey, Murfreesboro has received 3.5 inches of rainfall in the last 72 hours. Additional rainfall is expected this weekend.

Major flooding was reported on Cripple Creek Road near Highway 70 heading into Woodbury.

The flooding threat prompted Rutherford County Schools to dismiss two hours early today. Click here to view full list of closings.

To report high water, drainage systems that may be malfunctioning, or flooded roads within the city limits of Murfreesboro, you should contact the City of Murfreesboro’s Street Department at 615-893-4380.

For county roads issues, please notify Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency at 615-898-7764.

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