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Heavy rain causes minor flooding throughout the Tennessee Valley

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB)  --  Flooded properties could be found in areas across the Tennessee Valley Sunday.

Many places saw between three and six inches of rain within a couple days, causing streams, creeks and rivers to overflow.

People in the Bakewell community tell Channel 3 Big Possum Creek can be a big problem during heavy rain.

"It can get up and be ugly," says resident, Jene Maye. "A few years back it came across 27 here."

Annabell Adams' home sits just above Big Possum Creek.

"It was up to my pecan tree yesterday morning," she says.

The 91-year-old has lived in her home, which sits conveniently on top of a small hill, for more than 50 years. She's no stranger to flooding or the problems that come with it.

"Are you stuck here when it floods like that," Channel 3 asks. "Oh yeah," Adams replies laughing. "They just don't have time and money."

Across the county line in Rhea County residents watched the rising creek in Graysville.

"The water kept coming up this way and it was running down, over through there and across the road," says Winnie St. Denis.

Thankfully, this flood was minor and no one lost any property.

"I've never seen it flood this bad, people have said it, but I've never seen it flood," Denis says.

More rain is expected at the end of the week.

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