Tennessee Inland Flooding

More than 350 million gallons of sewage spilled due to a 48 hour rain event in Memphis in March.

In Tennessee, there are more than 270,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Across most of the country, the heaviest downpours are happening more frequently, delivering a deluge in place of what would have been routine heavy rain. 

According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

What's Happening with Inland Flooding?

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