Tropical Storm Harvey Hits Tennessee


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.

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  1. kushal kumar

    News reports suggest that life- threatening hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas coast and played havoc there. It has reportedly arrived at Louisiana on return while Arkansas , Tennessee and parts of Missouri are reported to be on alert. Besides other woes by way of structural damage and health concerns that the hurricane Harvey is feared to bring with it , the prices of oil and gas and other items has the probability to rise . There is another hurricane named IRMA in formation in the Atlantic which could head in few days to US covering one or more States this writer has alerted. In this background , readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s related alert for more care and appropriate strategy against hurricane in Texas like States of US through article – “ Astrological probable alerts for US in 2017” – published last year in December 2016 issue of from US. While alerting that August- September in 2017 may be a major worrisome concern for US , the text also reads : – “ Some health hazards or epidemics may need special attention. Hurricane like natural disasters could be likely at vulnerable regions. Such like places or regions as Detroits , Tampa , Miami , Missouri , Massachusetts , Tennessee or Texas may likely call for more care and strategy to deal with from the point of view of aforesaid situations. Some ambitious plans relating to consumer- energy and chemicals , fire, may require special attention.” There is another article of this writer in the global context including US – “ Is World War III around the corner ?” — conveying this writer’s concerns of 16 May 2017 in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer’s Notebook from North Port , Florida. Text of the related alert reads like this in the article : – “ Huge storms and tornadoes in vulnerable countries could trend to cause untold miseries”. As regards timing when the worrisome events could occur , the text reads in the article : – “ The global events predicted in this article could likely begin to show up in mild measure from 24 June and after in present year 2017 to grow up gradually for a final show during 19 August to 4 September with peak hype on 30 August ( it could be 29 in the west )”. The news reports on the ground may suggest that the alert , substantially much in advance, is getting pathetically but meaningfully accurate.

    Note : This news piece can be used appropriately.