Flash flooding impacts in the Tri-Cities


Flash flooding advisories across the Tri-Cities called for a few evacuations and road closures.

Greene County had four road closures on Friday.

In Chuckey, Gloria Lennon has lived in a home along Cassi Road for 12 years. The creek that runs through her yard overflowed and says she’s never seen anything like it.

“We were sitting there this morning wondering if we should pack our go bags and get ready to get out,” Lennon said. “We finally decided to stay here because we just dont want to lose everything.”

Meanwhile, a road closure on the intersection of College Hills Drive and Hermitage Street in Tusculum called for frustration amongst a neighborhood.

“I have contacted the Mayor, but he says that we pretty much don’t have the money in Tusculum to do it,” said Brandi Crum, a homeowner along College Hills Drive. “His words were its ‘prohibitively expensive’. I wish somehow we could get the money, to get the issue of the tile fixed to make it bigger so the water would flow on through.”

In Carmel Village in Johnson City,  more flooding was obvious in a neighborhood that still has not entirely recovered from the last major storm in February.

Finally, in Unicoi County, mobile homes were evacuated Friday. Some coming home from work in total awe at the conditions.

“You don’t go to work and get off and think this is what your house is going to look like when you get home at all,” said Christel Downey, a resident.

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