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Homes, subdivisions flooded in Rutherford County

Posted at 10:14 AM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 22:18:14-05

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Flash flooding impacted homes in the Kimbro Woods, Royal Glen, Southern Meadows, Belle Haven subdivisions in Rutherford County Saturday morning.

During the height of the morning storms, many residents living in at Kimbro Woods remained home as floodwaters blocked the only entrance and exit into their subdivision. Some drivers with larger vehicles drove through the water, which was at least 4 feet deep, onto St. Andrews Drive.

"This wasn’t here yesterday this only happened in the last 24 hours," resident Kendal Elliott said.

Elliot was concerned the floodwaters may impact his backyard.

"My house is a couple houses down and we have a drainage ditch behind our house so the water has definitely risen. So my worry is it’s going to start going into our backyard and hopefully not into our house," he said.

Around 12 p.m., a tow truck removed a BMW that was stalled in the floodwaters.

Murfreesboro Water & Sewer crews arrived around 1:00 p.m. to begin pumping water out of the Belle Haven subdivision into a nearby creek.