Continued Rain Threatens Widespread Flooding; Salvation Army Ready

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for a widespread portion of the Chattanooga as an additional one to two inches of rain is expected in sections already drenched by days of downpours.

The warning includes Hamilton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, McMinn, Rhea, Meigs and Sequatchie counties.

Officials said, "NWS radar continues to indicate steady rains across much of the Tennessee Valley in Southeast Tennessee.

"Streams and rivers are expected to continue rising and could flood the surrounding areas.

"Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses." 

Salvation Army officials said they "remain in contact with local county emergency managers to stay updated on rising creeks and potential flooding. The Salvation Army has alerted its volunteers and its emergency mobile kitchen crew to be ready to serve local emergency managers, disaster teams, and residents as needed."


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