Nashville Preps For Possible Flooding Due To Harvey

Posted at 6:40 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 07:45:46-04

Metro Nashville officials have begun preparing for possible flooding as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey move through Tennessee.

Read More: Storm 5 Alert Issued For Thursday In Tennessee, Kentucky

Between Thursday and Saturday afternoon, up to 8 inches of rain could fall and in certain low lying areas, it could mean flooding. 

As Harvey, now a tropical depression, moves into the mid-state, Metro Water have made sure storm drains are clear just in case. 

The department pulled crews off regular maintenance earlier this week and reassigned them to the storm water division. 

Crews have been working to make sure storm drains in areas that are prone to flooding are clear of debris – that work will continue as more rain is expected to move in Thursday.  

Metro Water Services has put together a list of places where we might see isolated flooding, including areas near Mill, Whites and Browns Creeks - plus the Harpeth and Stones Rivers. 

If the Emergency Operations Center is activated residents in Nashville, Davidson County can get up-to-date information on the city's website.