Flood Warning for Sequatchie River extended through Friday afternoon

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Whitwell, TN (WDEF) –  The National Weather Service extended the Flood Warning for the Sequatchie River near Whitwell until Friday afternoon.
        Wednesday morning, the river was at 14.9-feet, above the flood stage of 14.9-feet.  Minor flooding is already occurring.  NWS forecasters expect the river to crest at 15.5-feet late Thursday night, then fall below flood stage by Friday morning.
        If the river reaches 16-feet, flooding of agricultural land becomes more extensive, and water reaches the bottom of the river gauge house.