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The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most

Rex Barber, NET News service • Aug 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Muriel Perry Jr. tells people he meets that this past year has been both the best and worst year of his life.

The bad began one year ago today. Around 6 p.m. that day the greatest deluge Johnson City/Washington County residents have seen in recent memory practically destroyed the county’s Dry Creek community and turned some city neighborhoods into shallow lakes and their roads into raging rapids.

“It was pretty bad. Water right there was two feet deep,” Perry said, pointing to his driveway while standing on the front porch of his nearly-finished new home on Orlando Drive.

Perry’s home is one of two dozen new houses built by Appalachian Service Project in the wake of the Aug. 5, 2012 storm that dumped an estimated 6 or so inches of water in a matter of hours on the city and southern end of the county.

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