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Flooding in southeast Tennessee kills 1, shelters opened

September 26, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A person has died and emergency shelters have been opened after heavy rains caused flooding in Tennessee.

Soddy-Daisy Police Capt. Jeff Gann tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the death was believed to be a drowning related to flooding on Wednesday. Soddy-Daisy is located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Chattanooga.

Soddy-Daisy’s police department warned residents on its Facebook page about swift water moving along roads and ditches.

Flooding has led to school closings in Hamilton County. The Red Cross has opened two shelters in the area.

Officials said multiple homes in Soddy-Daisy have been flooded and officials are evacuating residents from houses. WTVC-TV reports that Hamilton County deputies rescued an 11-year-old boy from a drainage culvert.

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