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BY ASHLEY COKER
The National Weather service has issued an emergency flash flood warning for Central Sumner County.
The warning is in active until noon Friday. The NWS indicated that flash flooding was already occurring at 7:13 a.m. and called this a “dangerous and life-threatening situation.”
The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that there have been three water rescues involving school buses on Campbell Hollow Road, Rogues Fork Road and Buck Perry Road. No injuries have been reported and a representative of the sheriff’s office said, “the kids on the buses are all good,” at 8:40 a.m. Friday morning.
There are several water rescues currently underway throughout the county, according to Sumner County emergency dispatch personnel.
Locations in the NWS warning include Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, White House, Millersville, Westmoreland, Cottontown, Bethpage and Oak Grove.
The NWS encourages residents to seek higher ground now and avoid traveling unless they are fleeing an area subject to flooding.
One area to avoid: