Sports fields flooded at Powell High School

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Like much of East Tennessee, Powell was hammered by severe storms and heavy rain all weekend leaving behind damage.

Powell High School track team joked that they may need a snorkel for throwing and long jump practice. The team had to cancel practice after the baseball fields were covered in several feet of water as Beaver Creek overflowed.

Knox County Schools said some water did get into the school. Two classes were relocated and the water was cleaned up with no damage to the school.

WATE 6 Storm Team Meteorologist Trent Magill says Knox County received over five and a half inches of rain over the weekend.

Powell residents clean up after storms

Several roads around the school were also flooded, including West Emory Road. The rain also caused several downed trees.

Chesney and Jason Ault were at their home in Powell Saturday when a tree came crashing down on their cars.

“It started hailing real bad, and then the wind and the thunder, and then we thought it was thunder because the floors of the house shook,” Jason Ault said.

The couple said they had planned to cut down the tree in just a few weeks. They are starting to clean-up after two days of rain and storms.

“Within 45 minutes it got pretty bad and then kind of calmed down,” Jason said. “I mean you work hard for your stuff and in an instant, it’s gone.

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