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Severe Storms Cause Flooding Concerns

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

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The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team went live three separate times early Monday morning. The storms resulted in over two inches of rain in Knoxville and a flood warning in Marion County for Cedar Creek. The northern part of Marion County was hit hard, especially in areas such as Pleasantville and Pella. Standing water covered many Pella streets in the early morning hours. As of noon , English Creek is under two feet over its banks. Cedar Creek is over two feet over flood stage, and Lake Red Rock Reservoir’s levels are almost 769.5 feet. It’s expected to peak at just under 774 feet on Sunday.

Last night’s rain also helped establish a new record for rainfall to-date in the month of June. So far, the city of Knoxville has received 8.59 inches of rain in the first 14 days of the month. The previous record was set in 1917.

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