Life in Cheatham County is getting back to normal after a couple of weeks of near steady rain that caused damage to nearly 90 properties and 60 homes, county Emergency Management Agency Director Edwin Hogan said.
By Feb. 27, all roads in the county were reopened except for Pond Creek Road from River Road to Green Valley Drive, Hogan said. Water is receding but “very slowly,” he said.
Residents in flooded areas are permitted to take any trash or debris that was a result of the rainfall to the landfill on Sam’s Creek Road for free, Hogan said.
There will also be four dumpsters throughout the Chapmansboro Road area where people can bring their trash for free, he said. Two dumpsters will be on Chapmansboro Road, one will be on Matlock Drive and one on Wayne Jackson Road, he said. This service will be available until March 31.
No homes were destroyed and no major damage was reported as a result of the flooding, Hogan said. The homes and properties damaged were on or near Chapmansboro Road, Goose Bay, Lakeside Drive, Floy Lane, Cumberland Drive, Matlock Drive, Sycamore Beach Court, Little Marrowbone Road and Wayne Jackson Road.
There were also no fatalities or major injuries reported.
The school district cancelled classes four days in February because of the weather and flooding, spokesperson Tim Adkins said. The district has two remaining “stockpile days” built into the school calendar, he said.