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Red Cross to open emergency aid station in Asheville

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A sign warns drivers of potential flooding. (File/FOX Carolina) A sign warns drivers of potential flooding. (File/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Red Cross emergency aid station will be open in Asheville Friday to help with the recovery from flooding in the area.

Tony Reid, the disaster and programs officer for the Red Cross Western Carolinas, said the station will have emotional care volunteers, Red Cross nurses, first aid, and cleanup kits will be distributed.

The station is located at Reem's Creek/Beaverdam Fire Department at 450 Beaverdam Rd. in Asheville and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Red Cross representatives said the cleanup kits will consist of gloves, bleach, trash bags and rags to help the area clean up from continued flooding that has damaged the area over the last week. 

"The Beaverdam area is experiencing flooding due to heavy rains and is in the process of a landslide now," said Reid.

"The severity is unknown, as it's happening very slowly, and that is a very traumatic situation for the person who is going through it. So, one of the services we are offering at the aid station is emotional counseling. We encourage residents who are experiencing these situations to come down and spend some time talking with our trained volunteers," said Reid.

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