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Heavy Rainfall Leaves Flooded Roads and Homes in Washington County

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"I've never seen it likes this, even when it flooded a really long time ago," said Crystal Stewart, who grew up on Moss Hill Road. 

"Traffic is still coming through here though but its really dangerous, they're having to drive on the sidewalk," said Stewart.

Across the street, the water is even closer to her neighbors. It forced one family to evacuate earlier Wednesday. 

"There's water in their whole yard, their whole garden, it just can't go through the ditch fast enough," said Stewart.

"We got problems in areas that we typically don't have problems because of the tremendous amount of rain that fell so quickly," said Lynn Abel, Emergency Management Coordinator with Washington County Emergency Management. 

Abel says it's a serious situation, one that's led them to offer shelter to those who may need higher ground. The American Red Cross is standing by at Vernon High School.

"It's an area you can come to if you are flooded out of your home, you have no where to go," said Wilson. "We're open and ready for you to come in."

There's reports that nearly a foot of rain has fallen throughout the county just on Wednesday. Abel says there's a possibility even more rainfall is on the way.

Abel advises everyone to be careful driving on those roads if you must. For a complete list of road closures or roads that may be covered in water, click here.