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Kingsport resident captures footage of rapidly rising creek

By Rebecca Pepin, rpepin@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 18 2013 09:59:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 10:30:00 PM CDT

A creek swells out of its banks and rushes into a Kingsport man's home.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Kingsport resident George Moore, who lives on Wakefield Street near a creek, got quite the shock when the water started to rapidly rise from its banks.

He says heavy rains have not caused flooding like he saw on Wednesday in the last 40 years.     

Moore took video over a two-hour period as waters rushed into his home and destroyed much of his ground floor.

Moore says he did not have flood insurance because they are not in a flood zone and it has never been an issue before.