HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A mother and her daughter were rescued by emergency personnel when four feet of water surrounded their home in Trousdale County early Wednesday morning.
Tammy Rolin told News 2 it was around 3 a.m. when her daughter began showing concerns about the storm passing through near their home on Browning Branch Road.
“She says, ‘Mama, what is this storm?’ The TV satellite was out, we hadn’t gotten any warnings or anything and then we started hearing a little hail,” Rolin recalled. “I looked out the front door and the creek was already out.”
PHOTOS: Trousdale County flooding
Rolin said after her family’s 25 foot camper washed to her home’s front steps, she called 911 for help.
“We [haven’t] seen [the trailer] since,” she said. “There was a 20 foot swimming pool in the backyard that’s gone, all four of these cars was gone. They were all parked here in the yard and the driveway and they ended up right here. One ended up in the middle of the road.”
According to the homeowner, emergency crews had to park about a half a mile away and run through the water to get her and her daughter to safety.
“I couldn’t see them because they had to park way down there and run up here through the water, but when they got here I was tickled,” she said. “The good Lord brought us through it.”
The American Red Cross is assisting.
Nearby Hancock Road is closed to traffic after it buckled and some of the pavement washed away.