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Federal aid unlikely after South Pittsburg flooding

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Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN (Times Free Press) -
It's been three days since floodwaters rushed through the streets of South Pittsburg, stripping front yards bare, crumbling pavement and swallowing bridges whole.

City leaders still do not know the full extent of the damage -- how many houses soaked, how many lives altered.

But the city does know one thing: When it comes to help from the federal government, don't be optimistic.

South Pittsburg and Marion County officials met Friday with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director James Bassham, among others, to discuss the damage they have discovered so far and what they should do going forward.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.
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