Flood conditions leave Middle Tennessee residents on edge - WKRN News 2

Flood conditions leave Middle Tennessee residents on edge

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Spring Creek Campground, Clarksville, Tenn. Spring Creek Campground, Clarksville, Tenn.
Spring Creek Campground, Clarksville, Tenn. Spring Creek Campground, Clarksville, Tenn.
Murfreesboro, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
La Vergne, Tenn. La Vergne, Tenn.
La Vergne, Tenn. La Vergne, Tenn.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

In Montgomery and Rutherford counties, heavy rainfall and flooding left many families on edge this weekend.

Some of the heaviest flooding reported from the rainfall is in Clarksville.

Residents at the Spring Creek Campground were evacuated from their RV's in the middle of the night.

On Sunday morning the campground looked more like a lake than a community.

Over a dozen people were evacuated from the area and taken to a nearby shelter. Most residents didn't have time to grab personal items, only their loved ones and pets.

This isn't the first time residents have been flooded out, flood waters caused extensive damage to the community in 2010.

In Rutherford County, Adam Whitford says flood water was at his door step Sunday morning. "The water was coming over the top of the road and washing down my driveway."

"It is the same process every time it rains. The water comes in, we spend a day pumping it out of our footers, we spend a day trying to get the mold out from underneath our houses so it doesn't turn into problems later on," said Whitford.

A group of Murfreesboro residents have been trying to get help with flooding issues for years.

The group told Nashville's News 2, they have been unable to get any help from Rutherford County officials.

Murfreesboro residents said they will continue trying to get the county to address their concerns but are considering taking legal action.

In La Vergne, Traci Short and her family evacuated their home on Deer Drive twice on Saturday.

The family evacuated Saturday morning as a precaution when water was rising. They returned home that evening.

Late Saturday night the water rose again, this time bringing more than an inch of water into the first level of the Short's home.

Down the street a small lake formed Saturday and grew in size through Sunday.

Deer Drive resident Jacob Gann watched the water rise, even though the rainfall stopped early Sunday morning.

"There's no water in the house yet," Gann said.

The flood water covered lawns and roadways.

A portion of Sunrise Drive in La Vergne was closed for much of Sunday because of water on the road.

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