Dickson County is still recovering from the last heavy rainfall and is expected to be one of the biggest problem areas affected by this storm.

The Hidden Valley Apartments on Spring Street flooded just two weeks ago and are expected to get hit hard again. Crews warned residents to go ahead and start preparing before it’s too late.

“We’re in a pretty heavy spot," said Robby Street with Dickson Fire and Rescue.

Street's swift water rescue crews have been preparing all day for a busy night of rescues. He doesn’t expect this storm to cause as much damage in Dickson as the one two weeks ago because of how fast that storm hit.

Last time crews from Franklin and other areas helped Dickson with their efforts. This time he fears everyone’s hands will be tied.

“This looks like it’s going to be wide-spread so everybody may have their own issues," Street said.

Street said roads that usually flood the worst are around Garner's Creek and roads near Highway 48. That’s where many of their rescues two weeks ago came from.

“Know escape routes, roads that you can travel. If you have a second floor, move some valuables up if you can," Street said.

His biggest concern is getting to people that are in trouble due to other flooded roads. He urged citizens to avoid these if possible.

Last time storms hit Dickson, the YMCA by the Hidden Valley Apartments opened its doors to flood victims. The YMCA said it would help people if they needed a place to go.

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Lindsey Nance joined the News4 team in June 2018. She currently covers the education beat for News4.

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