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Stewart County EM Delivering Food To Families Displaced By River Flooding

Stewart County Emergency Management via Facebook

Stewart County Emergency Management is delivering food supplies and personal care items to people displaced by flood waters.

Director Clint Mathis said 20 families are displaced by Cumberland River flooding. Mathis said the county requested food through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

“They delivered the food to us and then were actually taking it out,” Mathis said. “We’re having to go to these areas by military truck and just going door to door and checking on folks as needed.”

Credit Stewart County Emergency Management via Facebook

Mathis said Emergency Management has delivered a week’s supply of food for each family. He said the Cumberland River crested Monday at 369 feet. That’s two feet over flood stage. Mathis said this flooding has been occurring since the heavy rains at the end of February. He expects the water to be off the roadways by the end of the week. The record for Cumberland River flooding was in 2010 at 374 feet.

Mathis said people in Stewart County who are trapped behind water and need assistance should call the dispatch center at 931-232-5322.

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