Missouri, Tennessee: Flash Flooding Disrupts, Possibly More to Come

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Flash flooding has disrupted people across Missouri and Tennessee and killed at least one, while flash flood warnings are in effect across areas of both states.

In Missouri, Branson and the West Plains (central Polk and southeastern Cedar counties) are under a flash flood warning until 1:00 p.m. CDT, according to the National Weather Service.

One person died in McDonald County when their vehicle was swept off a highway by floodwaters. 

The service’s doppler radar indicates slow moving thunderstorms with “very heavy rainfall” across the area. Over three inches of rain has fallen since 7 a.m. CDT.

“Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur,” says the service. Streams and low water crossings will be especially susceptible to the dangers of flash flooding.”

Some areas that may have flash flooding are Bearcreek, Cane Hill, Dunnegan, Fair play, Masters, and Stockton state park.

Western Tennessee is expected to have a complex of showers and thunderstorms move through it after going through northeast Arkansas.

Also, the floods are hitting the Nashville area and a flash flood warning is in effect for northern Wilson and south-central Sumner counties in the middle of Tennessee through 12:30 p.m. CDT.

Areas that could be effected include Hermitage, Mount Juliet, and Lebanon. Roads that remain flooded include York Road, Old Lebanon Dirt Road, Cairo Bend Road, and Division Street.

 

 

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.