TROUSDALE COUNTY, Tenn. - A quick, but powerful, round of storms left its mark on Middle Tennessee Sunday afternoon, swelling creeks, closing roads and
even creating some serious flash-flooding conditions.
"We got out of church, and we couldn't get home, so we just went to
Lebanon until the water went down enough for us to get up our driveway,"
says Mitch White who was cleaning up from the floods on Sunday.
Brummit Road where Mitch lives was temporarily turned into a raging river,
as a deluge of rain pushed nearby Rocky Creek out of its banks.
"Probably two weeks ago there wasn't no water in it at all," Mitch
added about the temporary river that washed away parts of his driveway.
Across the street, Mitch's 94-year-old neighbor became temporarily stranded
in her house as the flood waters rose up above her driveway and yard.
"I was out there sweeping out the water in the garage, and it was
coming in faster than I could," says Louise Swinea about the water
that took over her garage.
Officials were forced to close a few roads across Trousdale County on Sunday,
but by early evening the waters had gone down, and they were reopened.