WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares this photo of Big Creek and the Central Avenue Bridge from last week’s heavy rains.

MORRISTOWN, TN (WLAF) – The National Weather Service in Morristown has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to include Campbell County.

* Flood Watch to include portions of east Tennessee and  southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in east Tennessee, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Scott, and Union. In southwest Virginia, Lee.

* From 7 AM EST this morning through Tuesday evening

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts expected.

* This amount of rainfall could cause flooding. People in the  watch area should be aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall. Avoid low lying areas…and be careful when

approaching highway dips and underpasses.


A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain…which may lead to flooding in and near the watch area.  Be alert for rising water or water over roadways.  Keep informed…and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a flood warning is issued. If you come to a closed or flooded road…turn around! Don`t drown!  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/10/2020-4AM)