Northwest Tennessee Flooding Update
Many who live in Samburg in Obion County are breathing a sigh of relief as record flood waters in northwest Tennessee begin to recede. One local businessman told ABC 7 Eyewitness News traffic at his store over the past two weeks has been slow as the waters have been receding. High waters and the dangers that come with them have held the town at a stand still an that is something that he said he will not miss. “We went from never seen it this low to never seen it this high in just a matter of weeks,” said Robert Spicer, a Samburg business owner. First of March, we had no water. The boat house was dry and now it’s close to five feet deep. So it’s been amazing, the transformation.” As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported the Obion River at nearby Obion was at 34.9 feet and falling. Flood stage is 34 feet. Several secondary roads and farm land remain flooded.