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TOWNSEND (WATE) - Blount County saw major flooding Tuesday morning as a result of the heavy rains that began Sunday and continued into Tuesday.
Emergency officials in Townsend were forced to evacuate several people from Dark Island in Townsend after flood waters from the Little River washed out a bridge.
A Red Cross shelter was set up at Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church to take in anyone needing shelter from the flood waters.
Greg Keller, a volunteer with the Red Cross disaster reaction team, assessed conditions at some of the areas where flood waters had risen.
"We've seen a number of places on the north side of the river that water is coming up underneath some of the vacation homes that are on stilts already," said Keller. "We just have to wait and see what happens."
Several roads in Townsend were also covered with water.
Emergency workers say they are not sure how high the water will rise, but they want people living in Townsend to use caution.
If the water gets close to their homes, they will need to leave.
The Sullivan family wasn't too concerned. Their grocery store is located along the Little River and was damaged in the flood of 1994.
"At this point, since the rain slacked off considerably, I'm not too concerned at all," said Jeffrey Sullivan.
Keller says even if it is not raining in Townsend, there is a good chance rain from the mountains and in North Carolina could continue to make the waters rise.
"If they don't know the depth of the water, they don't need to walk in it or drive in it," said Keller.
The shelter in Townsend is located on Old Tuckaleechee Road and will remain open until Thursday for any residents who need it.
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