TEMA warns re-flooding could occur in communities over Thursday night into Friday

Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 13:13:09-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After a couple days of sunshine, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is warning Tennesseans that with rain possible over the next few days flooding remains and ongoing concern.

As Tennessee remains in a State off Emergency, TEMA says that if Tennessee receives the projected 1/2 to 3/4 inch of rain that is expected Thursday night into Friday, there will likely be no issues with additional flooding. However, if concentrated rainfall of an inch or more should fall, there is the possibility that lake levels could ride and re-flooding could occur in certain communities.

TEMA also warns that another impact of more rainfall could be delay to the damage that has already occurred from flooding in Tennessee. This could include the slowing of the progress of the landslide cleanup on I-24 Eastbound, along with other flooding recovery tasks.

Both TEMA and the State Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring the forecast for significant developments. They will also be staying in contact with key local, state, and federal partners on issues as they occur and any needs they may have as an outcome.

NewsChannel 5 will also be monitoring the rain as it falls over Thursday and Friday. Check back for updates.