People would take you more seriously if you weren't such a teller of tall tales.
Yes, it looks like there is flooding and schools closing all around you. http://www.wsmv.com/story/36780634/floo ... es-to-fall
As near as I can tell from looking at a lot of weather reports, you probably got more like 3" of rain than seven inches.
And creeks can suddenly get wide as the water overflows the banks. They can NOT suddenly get very deep, because that requires the water cutting the river bed deeper and that happens in geological time.
Weather records look like in Dec 2016, you had nine days where the low temperature was 25 degrees or less, lowest was 15. In January 2017, you had four days when the temperature was 25 degrees or less, including one day when the temperature actually did go down to 4 degrees (but also 16 days in January where the LOW temperature was between 40 degrees and 55 degrees). In Feb 2017, you had four days where the temperature was 25 degrees or less (but also one day in Feb where the high temperature hit 80 degrees!). All of this comes from this weather data site. https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/murfr ... r=2/1/2017
You can set it to show the actual highs and lows for each day of any month in 2016 or 2017 in Murfreesboro TN (or change the location). It's pretty interesting actually.
Sorry, but I keep looking it up, because you make your place sound so horrible and I live an hour and a half drive from you and I live in paradise (see my post just a couple above you).... I never understand. Maybe you should consider moving to Chattanooga area?
So you think rivers can not get deeper, then why does the Mississippi river get out of this banks in spring, why does Colorado river turn into a raging class 5 river during spring snow melt. If a river is not out of its banks then it has to be LOW. Only way for a river to get out of its banks is to get HIGHER. YOU are 130 miles away if your watching national news they never get is very close to correct. All the local TV News stations were says 5" of rain yesterday morning but yesterday evening they were saying 7". 1 station said 1 community about 70 miles east of Nashville got 11.5" of rain. I was not there I did not see it for myself. Well you know how TV News is if wind blows 1 tree down they take pictures from 20 different angles then tell about it on TV like it was a National Disaster. LOL. I have several empty 5 gallon bucket in the garden and 1 near the back door they all have 5" of water in them so I know for a fact it rained 5" in my yard. The road 1 mile from my house is hilly 1 low place had 6 ft of water in it and was closed. I have not driven in that direction today so I have no clue if it is still under water. TN is hilly schools were closed yesterday because many roads were under water. If your thinking this is a BIG massive area several miles of land under water your wrong, it is just the low places were roads dip down low and rain filled it in like a pond. When I first moved from Illinois to Tennessee I had to laugh schools were closed when it rained and closed when it snows 1/4 inch. LOL. That NEVER happens in Illinois. It does not often get in the 20s here but I have seen it in the teens and below 0. It is not horrible living in TN, in some ways it is better than Illinois and Arizona but I miss Illinois summers and I miss Arizona winters. So it rains, so what, it is not often it rains none stop for 5 days but sometimes it does, it is not often it snows but sometimes it does, it is not often roads get under water but sometimes it does. Subject line says, 2017 What's the weather like where you are? That was our weather yesterday. My thermometer says, 48 degrees outside now. TV says, high today 56 degrees, low tomorrow 34, warning up to 69 for the weekend. We went camping last week it rained all night Friday we slept with the windows open it was 35 degrees outside, wow the rains sounded so good all night. Rain stopped Saturday morning it was over cast and 40 degrees Saturday and Sunday, it was nice. Rainbow maybe I need to add the following words, nice, good, weather is great, having fun, having a good time, we like rain, we like cold weather, we like snow, love over cast weather, then it won't sound horrible. Does it sound horrible to anyone else. Maybe I need to make it sound more positive.
Camping photos Friday to Sunday, it was 40 degrees we all had our winter jacket on and it rained Friday night. I hope that does not sound horrible. This is 1 of 4 camping groups we go camping with. Pot luck dinner is always Saturday night 5 pm. We are retired, we have fun, camping usually 3 days every week. 28 crock pot main dishes and about a dozen deserts, food was GOOD, not horrible.
Camping at Jekyll Island, just beyond the trees is the beach & ocean this was the last weekend of April 2017. OH I need to say, HAVING FUN, weather is nice, ocean is warm, nice weather, sunny, no clouds, nice breeze, nice camp site, nice warm showers, lots of friendly people, food is good, having a great time, walking barefoot in the sand, I hope that does not sound horrible. Ok enough of acting silly.