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Officials Testing Wolfe Creek Dam Warning System

People who live downstream from Wolf Creek Dam are getting test calls from reverse 911.

People receiving the test calls will hear a recorded message telling them that they will get a similar call if Wolf Creek Dam fails and the Cumberland River is flooded.

Some people worry they will only have a few minutes to escape rising waters. Others say the real concern is the fact they can't buy flood insurance.

"They claim we're in a flood plain. They won't sell us that insurance. I guess it's because we're so close to the river," said Gordan Miller.

Emergency management officials say they're working to include Russell County in the national flood program.


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