COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. — Cocke County will now have its own swift water rescue team, according to the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency.
The team has been in the making for almost a year and completed its training over the weekend, according to CCEMA.
The team is now able to respond to a range of events in and around Cocke Co. waterways, CCEMA said.
Each team member was hand-selected from agencies and departments from around the county, according to CCEMA.
Parts of Cocke Co. were evacuated in August after flooding occurred. Fortunately, no one was injured.