Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Tennessee

Posted at 7:19 PM, Dec 25, 2015

People throughout Tennessee experienced a Christmas like no other on Friday with unseasonably high temperatures and heavy rain. 

The Christmas storm came just two days after tornadoes hit parts of the south east, including Middle Tennessee. 

People in Manchester saw heavy rain for the majority of the day, and Manchester resident Chris Shores said he's seen weather like this before, but never on Christmas.

"Just a real bad day, not what you want on Christmas." Shores said. "Usually it's cold or sun shining." 

The city of Manchester and Coffee County did not have to shut down any roads due to the heavy rain and rising waters, but in Spring Hill, numerous roads were shut down as a precaution, and signs were put up to warn drivers of potential hazards. 

The rain is expected to continue into the holiday weekend, and authorities are suggesting people adhere to the motto, "Turn around, don't drown" to avoid getting themselves into a dangerous situation.