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State of Emergency declared in Moore County

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 20:59:40-05

MOORE COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A State of Emergency has been declared in Moore County, Tennessee after extensive flooding in the area.

According to the Moore County Facebook page, emergency responders are preparing to help citizens in any way they can:

“So our citizens know: While working closely with local and state emergency responders and to insure all assets of Metro Moore County are to be made available for response to the needs of our citizens...Moore County has officially declared a "State of Emergency"

This is the second Tennessee county to declare a State of Emergency in the last two days.

Road closures have been taking place all over Western and Middle Tennessee as rain continues to fall. In Moore County, State Route 50 was nearly impassable.

Anyone who needs to evacuate their home can visit the emergency shelter at the First United Methodist Church in Lynchburg.

Check back for updates.

Earlier today part of Shelton Road in Moore County was washed away Saturday morning following another round of heavy rain.

Mayor Bonnie Lewis says Coker Road is also washed out.

The National Weather Service reports that water rescues are being conducted near the junction of Turkey Creek Road and Turkey Creek Church Road, and that numerous roads around the county are closed due to flooding.

The county was under a flash flood warning until 9 a.m. Saturday morning.