Downtown Flood July 2013

On July 17th, 2013 the City of Kingsport experienced a very unusual and intense weather event that dumped several inches of rain in a short amount of time, causing severe flooding. Our officers responded to several calls of vehicles stranded in the water, people trapped in buildings with rising water, gas leaks, etc. mainly in the downtown area. Below are some pictures that were taken by the Kingsport Times News of our officers going door to door and assisting our citizens out of the water.