Smoky Mountains And Townsend Area Flooding And Severe Weather Update

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The flood watch has been lifted for the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas in Tennessee but we are still under a hazardous weather outlook. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weekend and into next week.

Smoky Mountains Forecast

Earlier today we had flooded roads all over the area, there was a power outage near Townsend and a landslide on Wears Valley Road.

A man was removed from an overturned car in Sevier County during a swift water rescue operation and authorities will resume their search in the morning for a woman who went in the river near Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in the Park.

Little River Road is closed between Townsend and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.

Authorities continue to close roads due to floods

1 pulled to safety in Sevier County swift water rescue operation

Search underway for woman missing in Little River near Townsend

Some flood pictures:

Mountain stream river!

July Flooding In The Holler 

Smoky Mountain Flooding

Our roads:

Flooding In The Holler

Flood In The Holler

Reagan Springs Flooding_2 

Flood Damage_2 

Little River in the Smoky Mountains.

Little River  Smoky Mountains July 31 2009

Little River At The GSMNP Line July 31 2009

Little River at the swingin’ bridge on old 73 in Townsend.

Little River At The Swingin' Bridge July 31 2009

View upstream of Dark Island from the swingin’ bridge.

Little River Dark Island From Swingin' Bridge_2 July 31 2009

Downstream

Little River July 31 2009 

At the picnic area on 321 in Townsend.

Little River AT Picnic Area_2 July 31 2009

Little River AT Picnic Area_3 July 31 2009

 

Please be safe and don’t get in the creek or river during a flood and if the water is over the road, don’t drive through it-running water is powerful enough to roll boulders down creeks, and overturn cars!

 

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Blessings,

Denese

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