Residents of Cheatham county warned of potential flooding hazards

Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 19:26:45-05

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Cheatham County Emergency Management Agency is warning residents in the area to prepare for the affects rainfall in the area will have over the next few days.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the main concern voiced is the possibility of the Cumberland River flooding. According to the National Weather Service, the river is expected to rise to 394 feet above sea level in Ashland City. The river is expected to crest at some point between Sunday and Monday.

This means many could experience flooding on roads and in some homes. Because of this, residents of Cheatham County are being urged to evacuate their homes before they are unable to travel on the surrounding roads as it is important to remember not to drive on flooded roads or bridges.

Additionally, some homes may lose electricity due to rising flood waters.

The Ashland City Fire Department has also released the following statement in regards to the risks associated with flooding in the area:

The following roads have already been closed and will continue to be until further notice:

•Lockertsville Road at Harristown Road
•Pond Creek Road at River Road
•Chapmansboro Road near Hwy 12
•Dog Creek Road

Currently emergency service agencies are on standby in Cheatham County. Anyone with questions or concerns should call (615)792-3443.