6 evacuated due to flooding in Gatlinburg

6 evacuated due to flooding in Gatlinburg (Image 1)
6 evacuated due to flooding in Gatlinburg (Image 1)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say six people have been evacuated from a Gatlinburg neighborhood due to flooding.

WATE-TV reports that excessive snow-melt and rainfall on Saturday caused West Prong Bird Creek to flood into an apartment complex in the north end of the city.

Officials said three evacuees went to a Red Cross shelter at a community center. The other three are with family members.

The evacuation was issued in the area of the Medlin Addition Neighborhood. The water has since subsided.

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