Trousdale County inundated with floodwater after heavy rain

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TROUSDALE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – People in Trousdale County are cleaning up after flash flooding trapped some inside their homes early Wednesday morning.

Water rescues started around 4 a.m. and continued as the severe weather system dumped rain on the area.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

In one area, Howard Moss said he knew the storage units he manages would be underwater before he even saw them.

He said every time his driveway floods, as does the parking lot, and on Wednesday morning, his driveway was washed away.

“People have lost everything like I have. I had two in there and it was full, so I have lost everything, too,” Moss told News 2.

He had a water pump working at capacity to clear the water from the parking lot and away from the storage units into a nearby creek.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

It was just one of the places in Trousdale where flood waters quickly took over.

“From four o’clock this morning until six it just kept raining the water runoff just got tremendous in certain areas,” said Allen Lewis, Director of Trousdale County’s EMA.

At least two families are displaced. The Red Cross was sent to help.

“They are bringing in clean-up kits, water supplies. Anyone who needs anything, contact the EMA office. We don’t know if you need help unless you call us,” Allen told News 2.

Luckily it doesn’t look like anyone lost their life, but their possessions are another story.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Moss told News 2 every one of his 70 storage units were full. Now his customers will have to sift through damage the floodwaters left behind.

“We are way down,” he said of the water. “Maybe in an hour a two it will be out so we can get down in there.”

Believe it or not, Moss said it could have been worse. Water was up to the storage units’ roofs after the May 2010 flood.

Throughout the day, people have been stopping by to see the flooding, and if they rented one of these storage units, they have wondered what their things look like behind those water-logged garage doors.

Trousdale County Schools cancelled classes Wednesday due to the flooding. They did it as a precaution because some of the roads around the county were impassable.

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