WEMA busy aiding flood victims, roads closed

Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director John Jewell said his department is busy Thursday morning helping citizens stranded due to flooding.
Aug 8, 2013
(Laurie Everett • Lebanon Democrat) Significant flooding is evident in an area off Saundersville Road in Mt. Juliet.

 

Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director John Jewell said his department is busy Thursday morning helping citizens stranded due to flooding.

Jewell said the worst flooding is in the Old Hickory Lake area and in the city of Mt. Juliet, as well as Gladeville. Around 8 a.m., he said he had just sent a team to aid occupants in a home on Spring Hill Road in Mt. Juliet.

"We activated our swift water team about two hours ago," he said. "They are equipped with a small boat, as well as wet suits and supplies our regular crews don't have."

He said Mt. Juliet seemed to be the hardest hit area, and received a phone call during the interview there was a wash out on Vanderbilt Road and Saundersville Road, also in Mt. Juliet. He said it appeared "the system that caused most of the trouble has passed" but  there are predictions for more rain throughout the day. School buses theoghout the county have reported standing water in several areas, but no schools are closed.

Briley Parkway in Nashville was reportedly shut down due to flooding. State Route 155 in Davidson County between exit 19 and U.S. 431 is also closed due to flooding, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation officials. 

 

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