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Lewis County cleaning up from damaging flash floods

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Flooding April 28 along Hooper Road in Lewis County. (Photo from Hannah Brewer) Flooding April 28 along Hooper Road in Lewis County. (Photo from Hannah Brewer)
HOHENWALD, TN (WSMV) -

Five tornadoes touched down Monday across Middle Tennessee, but those were not the only dangerous weather concerns. Several inches of rain left many counties cleaning up from flash flooding.

Crews continue to dig out in Hohenwald, where six inches of rain fell in a matter of hours, trapping many people in their homes.

"As the water's receding, we're just finding more and more washouts, more stopped-up tiles, debris in the roads," said Lewis County Interim Highway Commissioner Joyce Holt.

About half of Lewis County flooded Monday morning, with Rockhouse and Little Swan creeks the hardest-hit areas.

"It's not as bad as the 2010 flood, thank goodness, but it come up fast and unexpected," Holt said. "It's like this one big cell was sitting over the top of Lewis County and boom."

Cane Creek rose about three or four feet, washing out a bridge approach.

Tommy Joe Skelton Road is just one of about 60 areas across the county damaged in Monday's storm. The highway department has dispatched 16 crews to cover about 328 miles of road for repairs.

"It's just a matter of covering the territory and getting it done. And we're going to stay with it," Holt said.

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