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Flood Reports: NWS says homes evacuated in Campbell Co., other counties also report high water

The National Weather Service is reporting that people are being evacuated from flooded homes and many roads are covered in water

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. — As storms rolled across East Tennessee early Sunday, flooding was reported in many East Tennessee counties.

The National Weather Service spoke to local officials in Campbell County, who told them that an apartment building had been flooded and at least ten homes had been evacuated.

Water levels in downtown LaFollette along Ollis Creek had risen up close to the roadways. 

Dispatchers told 10News they had been "evacuating homes all night," including several cabins in the Ride Royal Blue area off Stinking Creek Road.

Anderson County crews are assisting.  

The NWS was also told that many roads were flooded and impassable and a train track had been washed out. Dispatchers said US 25W and Highway 297 had multiple landslides and trees down, and Demory Road was impassable south of LaFollette due to debris and flooding.

Campbell County Dispatch also told 10News that the Fire Department is helping an elderly lady who is trapped on the front porch of her trailer home on Highway 90.

Downtown LaFollette was also hit hard by flooding in 2019.

A line of strong storms with heavy rain is still impacting most of East Tennessee on Sunday morning. 

Here's what we've heard from emergency officials in other counties:

Knox County: Dispatch reported several water-covered road across the area.

  • Bud McMillan Road at Ellistown Road
  • Ball Camp Pike at Johnson Road
  • Tipton Station Road and Rule Road
  • 1-40 East by North Campbell Station Road
  • 2943 North Central Street
  • Alcoa Highway at John Sevier
  • Carnation Drive at Clifton Road
  • Cedar Lane at Knox Road
  • 5th Ave and North Hall of Fame Drive
  • Kingston Pike at North Gallaher View Road
  • Sullivan at Western Avenue

Downtown Knoxville also saw water rising out of overloaded storm drains around Gay Street and Union Avenue, causing road flooding:

Flooding was also reported in Hawkins County. The EMA posted on Facebook that many roads were flooded or debris covered!

Anderson County: Dispatchers said standing water has been reported along several roads.

Fentress County: Dispatchers said Lawson St and Dry Creek Bridge are closed due to flooding. West Fentress was reporting water on roads.

Cumberland County: Water reported on roads, no major closures

Roane County: NWS reports flooding on Hwy. 58 south of Kingston. Dispatch said there are road signs out to warn drivers about closures, specifically on Highway 58 and Highway 72. They said high water is already starting to go down.

Scott County: Highway 27 going into Morgan County is closed. Dispatch also reported some of the side roads are closed.

This is what it looked like in Huntsville. The fire department had to help nurses get to the nursing home.

Morgan County: Dispatchers said Gatewood Ford Road is closed at the bridge going into Fentress County. Teeters Ford Road is also closed at the bridge.

McMinn County: Officials are urging drivers to "use extreme caution on all roadways," especially back roads. Dispatch said there are several reports of downed trees.


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