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Heavy rains swell Tennessee rivers and streams

April 28th, 2013 11:39 am by Staff Report

Heavy rains swell Tennessee rivers and streams

NASHVILLE — Flood warnings continue in several counties in Middle Tennessee after heavy rainfall swelled rivers and tributaries.

The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a flood warning for the Cumberland River in Clarksville, which was less than foot below the flood stage as of Sunday morning. The weather service also issued a flood warning for Mill Creek near Antioch in Davidson County, which was about three feet above the flood stage.

Traci Short and her 6-year-old daughter were forced from their home in La Vergne by rising floodwaters on Saturday. She told The Tennessean ( ) that the water had reached ankle- to knee-deep in her yard. The water began receding on Saturday evening and Short was allowed to return to her home.

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