The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect Tuesday evening through Thursday morning for counties including Williamson, Davidson, Maury, Rutherford and more.
Although we’ve already seen 5-9 inches of rain this month, more rain is anticipated Tuesday through Sunday.
“The next wave of heavy rainfall from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday is forecast to
drop 2 to 4 inches across the area, while several more waves of heavy rain from Friday through Sunday bring an additional 3 to 4 inches. All combined, total rainfall amounts over the next 7 days are forecast to reach 6 to 8 inches,” reports NWS.
Because the ground is already saturated, flooding along rivers, creeks, streams, roadways,
low lying areas, and other poor drainage locations is expected.
Local officials urge residents to be weather aware and use caution near areas of flowing water and to never drive into floodwaters.
To report flooding, call:
In Brentwood: (615) 371-0080 between 7am – 4pm. Or call the non-emergency line after business hours (615) 371-0160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In Franklin: (615) 794-2513
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The City of Brentwood Public Work crews have been working to clear storm drains. Weekly brush collection may be delayed due to the weather forecast. Many staff members are currently being reassigned to work on drainage maintenance priorities. February 18-22 is the 3rd week on the brush collection. If your address is in the third week area and your brush is not collected this week, please be patient. Brush will be collected as part of the fourth weeks’ schedule, wrote the City of Brentwood in a press release.
Brentwood residents are reminded to avoid stacking landscape debris in or near drainage ditches, including piling of brush near the headwall or culverts located at the bottom of your driveway. Public Work Director Todd Hoppenstedt says, “If you currently have brush stacked in those areas, we ask that you relocate it out of the drainage way as it might not be collected prior to the forecasted storms.” If you are located near a storm water catch basin, Hoppenstedt asks that you unofficially adopt the nearby drains to keep debris from plugging up the drainage grates. “While city crews will be working around the clock as necessary, there are far too many individual locations to effectively monitor and service as debris begins to accumulate. By adopting a nearby storm grate, you can significantly reduce the potential of flooding around your property,” Hoppenstedt adds.
The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department, along with the Police Department are both ready and prepared to aid if needed. Crews will be regularly monitoring river gauges at Granny White Pike and McGavock Pike, River Park at Wikle Rd. East and Concord Pass at Owl Creek.
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