Modular home washed away in flood waters

Posted at 4:56 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 17:56:26-05

PERRYVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The rain may have stopped but people are still feeling the impacts of the record-breaking rainfall and flooding this month.

Particularly, a resident in Decatur County is without a home after it was swept away in the Tennessee River.

Kristi Cotton in Perryville shot a video Tuesday morning of a roof of a modular home floating down the river. The video shows the roof then slam into the base of the Sgt. Alvin C. York Bridge.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd about the home. He said he is aware of the situation and has alerted the Tennessee Department of Transportation to check on the integrity of the bridge.

It’s not clear yet where the home came from and there is no word on any injuries. It now appears to be caught up at the base of the bridge.

Sheriff Byrd said he’s not surprised it happened. There are several homes and other structures built along the banks of the river which were swamped in flood waters. He said all types of debris can be seen in the current from refrigerators to tires to lawn mowers.