Parts of Buncombe County remain under water Thursday

Carrier Park flooding in Asheville (FOX Carolina/ May 31, 2018)

The rain subsided for a few hours on Thursday afternoon, allowing floodwater to go down a bit, but the rain started back in the evening.

Many areas in Buncombe County are still underwater. Earlier in the week, Biltmore Village was flooded, but on Thursday, that had dried up, and the focus was on other areas in West Asheville.

Buncombe County Emergency Management said they are monitoring areas along the French Broad River and the Swannanoa River, which are susceptible to flooding.

Amboy Riverfront Park and Carrier Park, which sit along the French Broad River, are both flooded over. This is a similar sight for businesses and parks along Amboy Rd.

"Usually this is a parking lot," Asheville resident, Eli Cotellese said, "It's about two feet under the water right now. There's a park right here where there's a ton of trees and people walk around and play in the grass."

The parking lot of Amboy Riverfront Park is covered in about 2 to 3 feet of water.

Emergency Management said barricades are blocking flooded roads, and drivers should not go around them.

Buncombe County Emergency Management said they will continue monitoring areas along the Swannanoa River and French Broad River for signs of flooding.


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