DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Seven people had to be rescued from their homes overnight after flooding in Dickson County.
The residents had to be rescued from the second floor of Hidden Valley apartment complex on Spring Street. The flooding began around 1 a.m.
Several other units were also evacuated.
One woman called 911 and said she was trapped inside her apartment due to the rising water. Rescuers were forced to break out a window and found the woman seeking refuge on top of her bathroom sink.
She was not seriously injured.
Most of the day, residents packed up and gathered together what little items they could salvage from the flooded units.
By late Thursday afternoon, residents living on the second floor were able to return to their apartments. Those living on the first floor were not able to return home.
Officials said it could take up to one year to fully renovate the damaged apartments.
The Red Cross set up a shelter for flood victims at the Walnut Street Church of Christ, but it closed Friday morning after all families were assisted. The Red Cross said case workers will work with the affected families as they recover.