Severe Weather in East Tennessee

Knoxville (WVLT) - A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Cocke County until 6:30 p.m. In addition to this warning we are experiencing pop-up storms and unstable weather throughout the East Tennessee area.

At 3:24 p.m. EDT, a ham radio operator reported flash flooding from a thunderstorm near Newport moving northeast at 15 mph. Water is reported moving into First National Bank in Newport.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.

Low lying places that normally flood could become death traps. If you rome to a flooded or closed road...turn around! Don't drown! This is a life threatening situation.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice, turn around, don’t drown!

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