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Monday, April 22, 2019

Cocke County flooding
Heavy rains over the weekend flooded some areas of Cocke County. River Street in downtown Newport was barricaded for about four hours according to Newport police. The Pigeon River also covered railroad tracks near South Highway 107 in Del Rio, and water was onto the Edwina Road. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for both the French Broad and Pigeon Rivers till Saturday night. Meteorologist Charles Dalton says Cocke County received only two to three inches of rain, but the flooding was the result of up to ten inches of rain that was received in areas of Western North Carolina. The watershed for that area leads to the Pigeon and French Broad Rivers which then flow into Cocke County. Both rivers reached a level of about 16 feet on Saturday, resulting in moderate flooding to both rivers. But Dalton says the record for the Pigeon and French Broad Rivers is about 24 feet.

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