Rain Stops But Forked Deer River Continues to Rise

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JACKSON, Tenn.- The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a flood warning Friday for the South Fork of the Forked Deer River at Jackson, affecting Madison County. At 7 a.m. Friday, the Forked Deer River was already at 34 feet, which is flood stage. Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Director Marty Clements said water levels will go up before they go back down. “The rain has stopped,” said Clements. “It‘s a sunny day, but it still takes a long time for the fields to empty, the ditches that are out here, and the other things that feed into the Forked Deer River.” Clements says homes in low lying areas could flood. He warns parents not to let their children play in the water.

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