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According to the Washington County Emergency Management Agency, three rescue workers were injured while they tried to save people trapped from this weekend's flooding.
The flooding hit the Dry Creek community in southern Washington County particularly hard after the area received over 6 inches of rain.
The Washington County EMA told 10News rescue workers were navigating rising waters in that community when their boat was overturned by a swift current. It said all three men were sent to Johnson City Medical Center where they were later released.
No one died as a result of the flooding. However, damage in the area is extensive.
Buffalo Mountain Camp, a youth methodist summer camp, was totally destroyed according to its director.
Another man who lived off Dry Creek Road also had his house completely ripped off its foundation by the flood waters.
As of Monday, storm victims could still seek shelter at Lamar Elementary School in the nearby town of Lamar. The Washington County EMA said it will also be helping victims for the foreseeable future.
The clean-up is just beginning in the Tri-Cities, after heavy rains dumped several inches of rain in Carter, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties Sunday night.
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The State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville was activated Monday morning in response to reports of damage from flash flooding in upper East Tennessee.
The National Weather Service radar indicated that as much as 3 to 6 inches of rain fell in some areas.
At this time, there are no reports of injuries or deaths.
Local emergency officials are assessing damage from the flooding today.
The Knoxville area chapter of the American Red Cross is sending clean-up kits to the Johnson City chapter. If needed, volunteers will follow to help flooding victims.
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Two emergency shelters remain open in the Tri-Cities area where slow-moving storms dumped heavy rain, triggering flash flooding.
WTFM radio reported shelters were still open at schools in Unicoi and Jonesborough early Monday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Winton told the Johnson City Press a large area of rain poured three to four inches in an hour's time across much of Tennessee's northeast corner Sunday afternoon -- up to six inches by Sunday night.
No deaths or injuries have been reported, but at least 10 people were rescued by boat in Johnson City.
City police Lt. Gerald Harwell said officers were occasionally up to their gun belts in water while rescuing people.
A flood watch covered more than a dozen counties through Monday evening.