Flood Response to North Tennessee

July 11, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, torrential rains in the Clarksville, TN area produced a “Tennessee Declared State of Emergency.” The rains caused major flooding in the hilly communities of West Tennessee and Kentucky. According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), six counties surrounding Nashville and areas north – up to Kentucky -- were impacted by locally heavy rainfall; some of these locations received up to eight inches.

"This line of thunderstorms didn't merely sweep through, but rather trained over parts of Kentucky and Tennessee like boxcars of a train moving over the same section of railroad track, bringing repeated rounds of heavy rain over one inch per hour," said weather.com Senior Meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.

While HFI has had teams recently deployed into the floods of Texas and West Virginia, yet another team has been deployed into the flooded areas of northern Tennessee. This team of five seasoned responders served homeowners in great need this weekend near the home base of Hope Force International -- three of whom recently came back from the Texas floods. We are grateful for the experience and servant hearts of our HFI responders!







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