Three weather-related death in Tennessee for month of February confirmed by TEMA


Tennessee Emergency officials are tracking storm-related deaths across the state.  

They say three people have died due to flooding and storms in February. 

A 56-year-old man drowned in a submerged vehicle in Knox County

A 62-year-old man in Hawkins County died because of a mudslide. 

And a 53-year old woman in Cheatham County died earlier this month when she was swept away in swift water. 

TEMA says as of Monday night, Tennessee remains under a State of Emergency as flooding remains a concern in many communities along major rivers and tributaries in the state, including the Buffalo, Caney Fork, Cumberland, Duck, Harpeth, Stones, Tennessee, and Wartrace. 

A total of 14 counties have declared local States of Emergency in Tennessee, including Claiborne, Sevier and Scott counties in East Tennessee. 

TDOT has identified 130 locations across the state that were or are still being impacted by slides, falling or fallen rock, flooded roads and other rainfall-associated issues. 

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