Tag Archive: Flooding

Jan 15 2013

Continued Rain Causes Flooding and Closes Local Schools


Weather conditions across the United States have definitely  been interesting over the past few weeks, with no exception to that rule for residents here in the Sequatchie Valley.  After near-record highs for January going into the past weekend, a frontal system brought on a mid-January soaker that has since resulted in Flood Watches and Warnings …

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Jan 15 2013

TEMA declares “State of Emergency” for Tennessee


NASHVILLE  — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in Nashville (TEMA) has declared a State of Emergency for the state on Tuesday, January 15th. This is a Level 3 Declaration by TEMA officials. This statement was released from the TEMA website: The State of Tennessee has declared a State of Emergency, as of 4 p.m., CST, …

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Nov 30 2011

Region Still Dealing with Flooding After the Rains


Three days of steady rain has brought local creeks past flood stage and left much of the region under flood warnings.  Areas of Tennessee, Georgia and North Alabama are all dealing with washed out roads and other effects of heavy rainfall. Locally, the usual flooding along the Little Sequatchie River crested Monday covering Valley View …

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Nov 28 2011

Flash Flooding, Cooler Weather, and Possible Snow Flurries

Flooding along the Little Sequatchie River on Valley View Hwy. near Coppinger Cove (Staff Photo))

Heavy rains across the area the past two days have resulted in several flood watches from the National Weather Service.  The weather has also forced several school systems in our area to alter their schedules for Tuesday morning. As of 5:00pm CST Monday afternoon, a Flood Warning was  in effect for Marion County. More specifically, …

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Apr 28 2011

Storm Damage Minimal to County; Other Areas Hit Hardest


After the storms Wednesday afternoon and evening, many Marion County residents are thankful that they escaped the worst of the storms and the damage seen by others in neighboring cities and states. Residents from South Pittsburg, Kimball, and Jasper as well as other communities in our county are dealing with downed trees, tree limbs and …

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Mar 10 2011

Flooding in Marion County


After several days of heavy rainfall, flooding has occurred across the entire Marion County area.  Flooding along the banks of the Sequatchie and Tennessee Rivers is already taking its’ toll in those areas, while other creeks and tributaries are also causing problems for some residents. Flash flooding was reported in downtown South Pittsburg on Thursday …

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Mar 09 2011

Meteorologist Robert Frye: Flooding Possible With Heavy Rains


A low pressure system is expected to lift north of the area for Wednesday. A trailing cold front will extend southward from the low and position west of the area through Wednesday. Ahead of the cold front, a strong return flow from the gulf will increase moisture and the chances for rain. The latest forecast …

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