RIDGELAND, Miss. — Trash cans and ducks floated through a neighborhood along a rain-swollen river in Mississippi on Friday as residents packed up what they could and fled to higher ground to escape what authorities warned could be devastating
Feb 14, 2020 at 2:05 PM
More than 300,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful storm raked the region. At least five people were killed.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning after sporadic flooding throughout Northeast Tennessee.
It was a once-in-a-half-century storm, and the Skillville Community Workshop in downtown Johnson City took the brunt of the impact.
ST. LOUIS — An advocacy group for Mississippi River communities says this year’s prolonged flooding has created more than $2 billion in damage.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laid out details of the 2019 Spring Outlook released Thursday, which predicts possible historic flood events for some Southeast states.
Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.
The American Red Cross was working to shut down an emergency shelter in Greene County Monday morning after those who sought refuge there went back home, but a shelter in Johnson City was still open.
Residents across Northeast Tennessee were forced to deal with flooding Saturday morning and into the night, and the National Weather Service said rain could persist into Sunday morning hours.
Widespread flooding struck communities across East Tennessee, including the Johnson City area, on Saturday following days of heavy rains. (Videos follow text.)
Heavy rains from a glancing blow from the remnants of Hurricane Michael to the east and a pressure front to the west raised the levels of creeks and rivers in Roan Mountain Thursday, causing floodwaters to block roads and wash out parts of others when they receded.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake.
Torrential rains last Monday and Friday flooded the streets of downtown Johnson City, providing a familiar and unwelcoming sight to downtown business owners and visitors to the Little Chicago Festival.
Second bout of flooding in the downtown area in the week comes toward the end of the Little Chicago Music and Arts Festival.
Heavy rain flooded portions of downtown Johnson City Friday evening. King Creek spilled over its banks to cover downtown streets, as well as Carver Park. The West Market Street and Boone intersection and neighboring Montgomery, Jackson and King were