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NWS calls Middle Tennesee rainfall ‘catastrophic flooding’

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 9:08 PM CDT
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WAVERLY, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling Saturday’s rainfall in Middle Tennessee a catastrophic flooding situation due to the amount of rainfall that fell in a very short time.

More than 8 to 10 inches of rain has fallen in Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, and Hickman counties with some reports of 11+ inches and locally higher amounts.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Interstate 40 was closed in both directions Saturday morning near mile 153 near the town of Bucksnort due to flooding from the Duck River.

Several water rescues have been underway with many people still trapped inside their homes.

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