ORIGINAL STORY: Officials are monitoring several water ways in our area including Chickamauga Creek.
Federal weather data shows the west part of the creek that runs through Fort Oglethorpe and Ringgold was at 8 feet at 9:15 Tuesday night, three feet below flood stage. It's expected to reach flood stage Wednesday evening.
The area around Interstate 75 in Ringgold has built up within the last couple of years.
Partly because of several businesses moving into the area like Costco Wholesale and Cabela's.
Building properties in this area are unique because of the threat of the Chickamauga Creek flooding. Channel 3 wanted to know what plans these businesses have in place for in the event a flood were to happen.
Channel 3 spoke with both of the managers at Costco and Cabela's, and they say both of the properties here have been built at an elevated level to help keep water from coming up to the front door of their stores.
If their properties begin to flood, employees would bring in sandbags and start piling them up to keep that water from coming in.
This is precautionary and they are not doing that right now.
Both stores say they will keep us updated if that were to change.