Union County residents happy to see flood water receding

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UNION COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The rain is starting to recede in parts of Union County, but folks in the area said they are worried about more rain in the forecast.

Glenda Mynatt lives near Walker Ford Road in Union County. She said people who live there have been forced to get places by boat for the last few weeks. Thankfully, the water is starting to go down and cars are able to pass through.

“You know, there is nothing we can do about the rain, but I wish the good man above would just hush for a while," Mynatt said.

Mynatt said since a lot of older folks live on her street, the flood waters have been very inconvenient for many people.

“Since we got older, it’s kind of hard to do. It is cause I can’t get around like I used to and stuff like that, so you know, it’s hard on us,” Mynatt said.

Mynatt said she tried to limit her trips out of the house to avoid the hassle that came with getting a ride with her cousin on his boat, just to get to her car parked on the other side of the flood waters.

“It’s aggravating to have to depend on somebody else to get you in and out and stuff like that. My neighbors, well they’re my cousins, his sons took us in and out, took us across and back and forth. We parked our car on the other side," Mynatt said.

She said she hopes they don't have to deal with this again.

“I’m hoping to have a boat by next year so I won’t have to worry about it," Mynatt said.