BRADENTON, Fla. — Moody’s ­Investors Service yesterday said that credit quality in Tennessee could be affected over the long term because of floods earlier this month that saw federal disaster declarations for 45 counties covering nearly half the state.

Despite the severity of the flooding and storm-related damages, Moody’s said it expects limited near-term impact on credit quality and anticipated no difficulties with upcoming debt-service payments. The agency maintains ratings on 112 issuers or securities in the affected area, including the state and local governments.

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