The federal government has officially declared the flash floods on March 27 and March 28 to have been a major disaster. That means federal money will be available to pay for response efforts and infrastructure repair in 23 Tennessee counties.
Listen / Tennesseans are answering the call for help in rescuing people from the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey. Eight water rescue teams left Nashville Wednesday for the Texas coast. But Tennessee officials are considering the possibility that rescuers could also be needed closer to home.