Tropical Depression Cindy has hit the Gulf Coast, bringing torrential rains, flooding and even tornadoes. Though it’s already passed through Alabama, Louisiana and parts of western Florida, it is now on its way north through Tennessee and into the Ohio Valley. And that has us wondering how it’ll disrupt Tennessee auto transport services in particular.
Cindy’s impact on Tennessee auto transport – and more
So, Cindy made landfall yesterday and has already caused devastation to the Birmingham, Alabama metro area. But it’s not over yet, and Cindy is still moving north. Right now, flood warnings are in effect for the Tennessee and Ohio valleys. This could disrupt auto shipping services through the area due to closed roads and diversions.
This is one of the biggest problems with severe weather, especially during the summer months. Tennessee auto transport services aren’t necessarily the most heavily searched, but it’s still a part of the U.S. As such, plenty of car shipping trucks move in and out of the state.
Really, though, this tropical depression is going to impact auto shipping services throughout the entire region. We’ve seen it impact Alabama, particularly Birmingham and its metro area. Birmingham is one of the most popular car transport locations in in Alabama, by the way. As one of its largest cities, it’s not surprising.
Memphis is likely going to take the brunt of it, and already has. According to weather.com, nearly 10,000 customers in the Memphis area are without power. The storm has knocked down trees, which can result in carriers having to wait to get to pickup and delivery locations. It can also result in diversions, which can result in longer wait times for pickup and delivery as well.
How to prepare for your Tennessee auto transport services
If you think Tropical Depression Cindy has affected your route, talk to your agent. They can give up-to-date information and status about your carrier and your vehicle right over the phone. Most customers won’t have to worry about it, but shipments to and from the Memphis area will likely see some delays.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep going. If you’re planning to ship to or from an affected area, get some quotes! You can get them free via our free quote request form or you can call an agent any time. They can answer questions, help you get quotes and give advice on how to get the best shipping experience you can.
And don’t be worried about the storm – it’ll pass soon enough, though more will likely be coming soon. It’s that time of the year, but don’t worry – we’ll cover it all, and how it may affect you, as they come.