Heavy Rainfall Leads to County-Wide Flooding
An aerial view of Pulaski shows some of the many roads and properties throughout the city which were covered in flood waters last week. Several days of heavy rainfall left portions of approximately 25 roads across the county under water and led to the cancellation of Giles County Schools Thursday and Friday. Find more photos and information from last week’s flooding on page A10. Photo by Ron Mayes
by Trea Dunnavant
Much of Giles County was covered in flood waters last week after massive amounts of rainfall across Middle Tennessee.
With the heavy rainfall and flooding came numerous calls for aid to Giles County emergency personnel.
According to Giles County Fire and Rescue Chief Cory Medley, Swift Water/Dive Team volunteers retrieved stranded citizens from Highway 129 and Prospect Road.
“When you drive into flood waters, all you are doing is putting not only your own life in danger, but also the lives of those emergency responders who work to rescue you,” Medley said. “If you ever see water on roads or high water signs up, turn around.”
Approximately 25 Giles County roads were under water due to heavy flooding, according to the Giles County Office of Emergency Management.
“With all the rain Giles County experienced last week, any citizens that may have flood damages to their home, business, garages or any structure, please contact our office,” Giles OEM Director Jeremy Holley said. “We would like to get an estimate of the reported damages.”
To report damages, call Giles OEM at 363-1342 by 4 p.m. Friday, March 9.
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