Cocke County community sees damage following rain

Cocke County community sees damage following large amounts of rain

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Residents say the area along Midway Road was nearly submerged in water during the heavy rain. A collapsed barn on the road is part of the aftermath of the downpours. Residents say the area along Midway Road was nearly submerged in water during the heavy rain. A collapsed barn on the road is part of the aftermath of the downpours.
"Last night I looked out and the creek was going all the way through the garden and through the yard," resident Jane Smith said. "Last night I looked out and the creek was going all the way through the garden and through the yard," resident Jane Smith said.
"Oh lord it poured. I come out on the porch about twelve o'clock and it was up to my steps," resident Viva Knight said. "Oh lord it poured. I come out on the porch about twelve o'clock and it was up to my steps," resident Viva Knight said.

By SAMANTHA MANNING
6 News Reporter

DEL RIO (WATE) - Large amounts of rainfall have left some in Cocke County dealing with severe flooding.

A mother and daughter in the Del Rio community say they have seen high water washing out their roads and causing damage to their property.

"Last night I looked out and the creek was going all the way through the garden and through the yard," resident Jane Smith said.

Residents say the area along Midway Road was nearly submerged in water during the heavy rain. A collapsed barn on the road is part of the aftermath of the downpours.

Parts of the barn fell off the hill, after the soil gave way following the rain.

The 6 Storm Team estimates Cocke County saw between three and five inches of rain over the last three days.

"Oh lord it poured. I come out on the porch about twelve o'clock and it was up to my steps," Smith's mother Viva Knight said.

Smith and Knight live a few miles up the road from the damaged barn. While they say damage to their property wasn't extreme, their neighbor with the barn isn't as lucky. He was unharmed in the incident, and fire officials say he's currently staying at another location.

Smith says she's never seen anything like this in the almost 60 years of living in the community.

"I have never seen it as high as these steps before," Smith said.

The Greater Knoxville area has seen record rainfall this year. As of Saturday, the area is just an inch shy of the amount of rain typically seen in an entire year.

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