Parts of Buncombe County remain under water Thursday - FOX Carolina 21

Parts of Buncombe County remain under water Thursday

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Carrier Park flooding in Asheville (FOX Carolina/ May 31, 2018) Carrier Park flooding in Asheville (FOX Carolina/ May 31, 2018)
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Parts of Buncombe County are still underwater as of Thursday morning.

Areas in West Asheville have significant flooding from the French Broad River. The river rose significantly Wednesday after heavy rains moved through the area. Parts of Carrier Park are underwater. While some of the roads near French Broad River Park are clear, there are still a few road blocks up in the area. 

The American Red Cross said 40 people stayed in emergency shelters across four WNC counties Wednesday night, with most of them in Buncombe County at Swannanoa First Baptist Church. The Red Cross said the shelters will remain open as long as needed.

Emergency Management workers are reminding drivers to not drive through flooded waters because it’s tough to tell exactly how deep the water is and it doesn’t take much to lose control of the vehicle.

RELATED: Governor declares State of Emergency for western NC counties

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