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Published: January 13, 2020


EMERGENCY PERSONNEL REPORTED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY SATURDAY AS STRONG STORMS ROLLED THROUGH THE AREA.  LAWRENCE, WAYNE AND GILES COUNTIES ALL EXPERIENCE HEAVY WINDS  AND RAINFALL WHICH CAUSED SEVERAL ROADS AND DITCHES TO FLASH FLOOD AND ALL LOW WATER BRIDGES BECAME IMPASSABLE.  SOME TREES WERE REPORTED DOWN AND LUS REPORTED OVER 1000 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER.  IN MAURY COUNTY, RESPONDERS FROM MAURY COUNTY FIRE WERE DISPATCHED TO A WATER RESCUE AROUND 4:40 PM TO A REPORT OF A TRUCK THAT HAD ATTEMPTED TO CROSS A LOW WATER CROSSING AND HAD BEEN SWEPT APPROXIMATELY 150 YARDS DOWN THE STREAM.  A SUBJECT WAS RESCUED FROM THE TRUCK AND WAS NOT INJURED.  MAURY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED WITH THEIR SWIFTWATER EQUIPMENT AND REQUESTED MUTUAL AID FROM SPRING HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT. MAURY COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, MAURY REGIONAL EMS, MAURY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, SPRING HILL PD, AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM FRANKLIN FD ALSO RESPONDED.