Hurricane Harvey barreled into Tennessee Thursday night as a tropical depression, causing road closures, power outages, flash flooding and tornado warnings, reports WSMV Channel 4.
According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), 18,000 people statewide are still without power. Initially, about 40,000 customers were without power.
Twenty school systems closed across the state Friday, including Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Although there were 20 tornado warnings across West and Middle Tennessee, there have not been any confirmed touchdowns.
Some areas around Nashville received as much as 8.88 inches of rain with 24 hours, according to Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management. People living near a part of Whites Creek were asked to voluntarily evacuate. At least 15 homes near Dry Creek in Goodlettsville were also evacuated.
There have been no reports of injuries, deaths or missing people, according to the Nashville Fire Department.
Some additional bad weather was expected Friday.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that a gas pipeline that fuels Tennessee would shut down because of Harvey. Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline said the closure was needed because of storm-related refinery shutdowns and Harvey’s effect on its facilities west of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The pipeline supplies nearly 40 percent of the South’s gasoline. Colonial Pipeline did not say how long the closure would last.
In Texas, where Hurricane Harvey caused major damage, Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a statewide day of prayer on Sunday.Click here for reuse options!
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