Due to recent heavy rainfall, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning until Wednesday afternoon.
NWS is predicting that at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the South Chickamauga Creek may crest at 26 feet, eight feet above flood stage. With flood waters reaching between moderate and major flood stages, low lying areas in the eastern half of East Ridge may be affected.
East Ridge Fire and Police are continuously monitoring this hazardous event. Please be aware of your surroundings and use extreme caution when driving in this area.
At 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Fire Chief Mike Williams made this post to the City of East Ridge Fire and Rescue Facebook page:
We are starting to evacuate flood victims from rising waters in the area of Swope Dr. and Pleasent St. 15 people, two dogs and cats currently. We have crews checking prone flood areas and making door to door notifications by boats.
Click on link below for more information: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=mrx&gage=chkt1&refresh=true