Columbia neighbors keep close eye on Duck River flooding

Duck River is already at flood levels and the rain is still falling. (Photo by Forrest Sanders/WSMV)

Several counties are already reporting flooding concerns and the threat has just started. The area around Columbia's Duck River is under a flood warning until Saturday afternoon.

"We're keeping an eye on it," said Mishalae Evans, a neighbor near the Duck River. "It makes me nervous, the fact I have kids. They play outside a lot. I keep them away from it and just stay back."

For a mom of five little ones, most days it's a good thing to have a park right across the street. Evans said today's not one of those days.

"It's been pretty high," she said, referring to the water Wednesday afternoon.

The Duck River is rising. Water's already moving fast, and the rain keeps pouring.

The National Weather Service said the river will be above flood stage by Thursday afternoon at an estimated 39.5 feet.

If it rises another foot or so, it will reach Riverside Drive.

"I'm hoping it doesn't get to that point," Evans said.

Across Maury County, Rally Hill Road has become impassible, submerged in fast-moving water.

Maury County Emergency Management officials said the water is not threatening any homes on Rally Hill Road, but they have already decided to reroute school buses in order to avoid the area.

Waiting to see how high the water gets near Riverside Drive, Evans is keeping her children close.

"I don't want anything happening to my kids," she said. "Their safety is most important to me."

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