According to the National Weather Service, the Harpeth River crested at about 2 a.m. Thursday. As a precaution, volunteers have laid sandbags along homes in preparation of possible flooding.
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The National Weather Service said the river crested at 17 feet in Bellevue, which is below flood stage.
Based on current rainfall projections, Whites Creek in the Bordeaux area and Mill Creek in Antioch/Nolensville Road area are anticipated to slightly exceed flood stage, according to a new release from the city of Nashville. These creeks will likely come out of their banks and into yards, but are not expected to threaten homes. All other tributaries are not expected to reach flood stage.
Six resource staging areas have been established along the area tributaries as a precautionary measure to address flash flooding issues as needed.
Resources include swift water boats, buses (MTA or MNPS bus), Public Works trucks with road closure equipment (barricades, flashing lights, etc.), trucks with sandbags and a Metro Police officer/Davidson County Sheriff's Office deputy positioned on-site. OEM volunteers and Metro Police officers continue to monitor area tributaries, reporting findings back to the EOC.
Resource staging areas are at the following locations: * Whites Creek- Whites Creek High School * Whites Creek- West Hamilton Road and Clarksville Pike * Seven Mile Creek - Whitfield Park (Edmondson Pike) * Mill Creek - Antioch Community Center (Blue Hole Road) * Richland Creek - Shopping Center at Morrow Road & Charlotte Pike * Stones River- Jackson Downs Shopping Center (Lebanon Road)
As a precautionary measure, Metro police officers will make contact with multiple residents along Whites Creek and Richland Creek, making them aware of resources on standby in the event of flooding. Flash flooding is not expected to reach the homes.
The National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center updated the severe weather outlook for Davidson County from just out of the moderate risk area into a slight risk.
Metro's Community Hotline is activated and available for citizens to call with questions or concerns. The hotline number is 615-862-8574.