Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flood Warning To Parts Of Hamilton County

Monday, June 30, 2014

Heavy rains have brought a flash flood warning for parts of Hamilton County and several adjacent counties.

The National Weather Service said Monday morning that a lingering storm system had already brought 3-4 inches of rain and was expected to produce two more inches.

Here is the warning:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN MCMINN COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... SOUTHWESTERN MEIGS COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... NORTHERN BRADLEY COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE.

.. NORTHEASTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... SOUTHERN RHEA COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE... * UNTIL 1100 AM EDT * AT 804 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE...WHICH HAS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE SAME AREAS OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. DOPPLER RADAR HAS ESTIMATED THAT THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA IN THE PAST FEW HOURS...WITH ANOTHER COUPLE OF INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.



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