LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Campbell County until 8:30am Thursday.
* Flash Flood Warning for… Central Campbell County in east Tennessee… Northeastern Anderson County in east Tennessee… West Central Claiborne County in east Tennessee… Northwestern Union County in east Tennessee…
* Until 830 AM EST.
* At 526 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include… La Follette, Jacksboro, Caryville, Rocky Top, Fincastle, Norris Dam State Park, Disney and Cove Lake State Park.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/16/2023-5:30AM)