Severe Storms Flood Middle Tennessee And Southern Kentucky

Severe storms have washed Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky in an enormous amount of rain, flooding a widespread portion of the area. 

While the weather has moved out of the area, parts of Middle Tennessee saw over 5 inches of rain, flooding, hail and gusts of high-speed winds during the storm. 

Flood warnings and flood advisories remain in place throughout the area. Several schools in the Tennessee closed or opened late Monday due to issues caused by the flooding.

Meanwhile, in Southern Kentucky, many homes were evacuated as the Kentucky River overflowed with heavy rain. 

Battalion Chief Jordan Saas of the Lexington, Kentucky Fire Department said there were 4 to 5 feet of water surrounding residents’ homes. Saas also reported two rescue boats were dispatched. 

The fire department warned of worsening conditions, tweeting, “Fire crews have responded to multiple water rescues, near the Kentucky River. No injuries reported. The Kentucky River will rise another 2-3 feet, and will not crest until March 3-4. If you live in the river area, be prepared to evacuate, with your pets, as conditions worsen.”

No injures in Tennessee or Kentucky have been reported at this time. 

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