Rescues in Asheville, Buncombe County due to flooding


Rescues in Asheville, Buncombe County due to flooding

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Several people had to be rescued overnight due to rising flood waters in Asheville and Buncombe County.

In Asheville, a father and his adult daughter had to be rescued from their vehicle after they drove into flood waters on Swannanoa River Road.

Kelly Klope with the Asheville Fire Department says crews were able to get life jackets to them, but then the waters rose so quickly rescuers had to physically walk to the vehicle to get them out, rather than wait for the rescue boat.

In Buncombe County, residents of a mobile home park evacuated after flood waters rose. It happened on Hemphill Road off of Charlotte Highway. Klope tells news 13 that Asheville Fire Department provided mutual aid, and that one person had to be physically rescued by boat. It appears that flood waters in that area have receded.


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