As of 4p.m. Tuesday, Tennessee is under a “state of emergency” along with other states in the Mississippi delta.
If you are living in middle or west Tennessee, the ice is already seriously thick. It's those areas on the line between the rain and ice that can catch people off guard. Be on the lookout for rain changing to ice.
“The State Emergency Operations Center currently is activated to Level III. The National Weather Service has Ice Storm Warnings currently in effect for West and Middle Tennessee, and Flood Warnings in effect for portions of East Tennessee,” reported News Chanel 3.
Portions of east Tennessee need to take flooding seriously. As most already realize, the rain has caused yards to look more like rivers, and it can get hard to see where roads drop off with rivers of water floating across them. If in doubt, don't go through high water.
If you have to venture out in either the snow and ice or torrential rain, at least keep an emergency kit including “ blankets, warm and sturdy boots, a flashlight, and a hand-powered charger for mobile devices.” in your vehicle. This is also advised by “The State Emergency Operations Center” and News Chanel 3.
If you would like to receive regular updates from this author, you can subscribe for free at the top or bottom of this page by clicking 'subscribe'. You will receive a free e-mail with a link to future News articles by this author. I'm here to keep you 'in-the-know' ~Atlanta Page :)
Be sure to check out all of Atlanta Page's titles including:
- Knoxville News
- Knoxville Christianity & Culture
- Kingsport Cooking
- Knoxville Frugal Living
- Knoxville Organic Food
- General Recreation
- Stay-at-Home Parents
- Western Religions