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Manchester creeks, rivers rise with heavy rain

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

Kaylee Holland, left, Zoe McCart, middle, and Briley Holland, right, hesitate to get near the edge of the Little Duck River Greenway bridge Sunday as the water rushes by.

Heavy rains that started Friday across Middle Tennessee dumped nearly three inches of rain on the Manchester area.
According to a TVA rain gauge in Manchester, two inches of rain fell over Friday and Saturday with the heaviest amount – 1.51 inches – falling on Saturday. Sunday’s totals brought the total amount rainfall to 2.75 inches for the area. Coffee County was placed under a flash flood warning Sunday morning after a night of heavy rains and storms. Coffee County was also placed under a severe thunderstorm warning early Sunday.
“[The] creeks and rivers are up,” Allen Lendley with Coffee County Emergency Management said Sunday morning. “There are a few roads that have some standing water but it should start receding. [The] rain is beginning to move out of the area.”
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