Flooding In Southeast Tennessee Kills 1, Shelters Opened

Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 17:21:26-04

A person has died and emergency shelters have been opened after heavy rains caused flooding in Tennessee.

Soddy-Daisy Police Captain Jeff Gann told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the death was believed to be a drowning related to flooding on Wednesday. Soddy-Daisy is located about 17 miles north of Chattanooga.

Soddy-Daisy's police department warned residents on its Facebook page about swift water moving along roads and ditches.

Flooding has led to school closings in Hamilton County. The Red Cross has opened two shelters in the area.

Officials said multiple homes in Soddy-Daisy have been flooded and officials are evacuating residents from houses. WTVC-TV reported Hamilton County deputies rescued an 11-year-old boy from a drainage culvert.