Trion Police Chief David Gilleland is warning Trion residents about the potential of flooding over the next several days.  The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 8″ of rain for our area between now and this weekend.

In an open letter to Trion residents that was provided to WZQZ News, the chief says that his department along with the Trion Maintenance Department are asking citizens to be vigilant about keeping a close check on their property.  Both the Trion Police Department and the town’s maintenance department  are asking those who live in low-lying or flood-prone areas to make preparations in advance for the possibility of flooding.   In addition, Chief Gilleland reminds residents to remember their outside pets and also to check on elderly residents who may not be aware of the flooding potential.

Here is the full text of Chief Gilleland’s letter: