...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including
the following areas, in East Tennessee, Anderson, Bledsoe,
Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, East Polk, Grainger, Hamilton,
Hancock, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, NW
Blount, Northwest Monroe, Rhea, Roane, Scott TN, Sequatchie,
Southeast Monroe, Union, and West Polk. In Southwest Virginia,
Lee and Wise.
* From 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ this evening through Thursday morning
* Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected
late today and tonight, then again on Wednesday evening.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected, which may
cause flooding due to the preceding wet ground conditions and
elevated river levels.
* Low lying and poor drainage areas will have the greatest risk
for flooding. Creeks, streams, and main stem rivers may also
As if the flooding threat hasnt been bad enough, there's a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms tomorrow for West and Middle TN (may see some in East TN, but it will be more isolated). Any thunderstorms, severe or not, will increase rainfall totals greatly in those areas that see them.
...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE AND GREATER KNOX
The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Knox County in east Tennessee...
* Until 130 PM EST.
* At 1036 AM EST, emergency management reported heavy rain across
the warned area. Up to 3 inches of rain have already fallen over
the last 3 to 4 hours with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible
over the next 2 hours. Flash flooding is already occurring.
This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Knoxville. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, Farragut, Louisville, Plainview,
Halls, Blaine, Karns, Kimberlin Heights, House Mountain State Park,
Lake Forest, Maloneyville, Mascot, Bearden, Powell and Seymour.