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Several low-lying areas of Cocke County were flooded Wednesday and this morning after
heavy rains, including this area near the intersection of Rich Road and Morris Street in
Newport. According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, some areas received
three inches of rain.
|Published: 8:15 AM, 01/31/2013
||Last updated: 8:19 AM, 01/31/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORTâ€”While Cocke County managed to
avoid severe storms on Wednesday, many areas of the county were hit with minor flooding.
Many streams were out of banks and roads in several low lying areas, typically
prone to flooding, we covered by Wednesday's rain. The National Weather Service in Morristown
reports up to three inches of rain fell in some area. The NWS has extended a flooding warning for
the Pigeon River. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the river was reported at 10.1 feet, with flood stage at 8
feet. The river was expected to crest this morning at 11.5 feet and is predicted to fall below
flood stage by Friday evening.
For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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