Officials say flooding in Marion County was not as bad as it looked
MARION, COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Many areas across the Tennessee Valley, including Marion County, were hit hard from the recent rain.
The Jasper area is still dealing with flooded fields and closed roads.
Emergency personnel say they were prepared. After assessing the damage, they say it’s not as bad as they thought.
“We are looking at road infrastructure. We did look at some of the residences. We had one major where we have some water in the house, other than that it is mostly minor damage. Most of the water that you see, or you see these videos, is agricultural land. We were under flood advisory for the Sequatchie River, that has dropped now, the water is coming down. So we are not under that warning,” said Steve Lamb, Marion County EMA Director.
“We prepared for the worst, but the good lord was looking over us and spared us any major damage,” said Mayor David Jackson of Marion County.
While water levels were up there, officials say it was not as high as 2003, which was the last big flooding they had.