GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Over 400 people were evacuated from a Tennessee campground late Tuesday night after flash floods, officials say.
According to WVLT, over a dozen people were rescued Tuesday night after flash floods at the Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Assistant County Mayor Perrin Anderson confirmed in a press conference that over 400 people were also evacuated from the area, according to WATE. It was estimated to have rained about 8.5 inches Tuesday evening between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Motorists are encouraged to watch out for any debris on the roadways in the area, the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency said on Facebook. Crews were out Wednesday morning conducting damage assessments following the storms.
WVLT said that a temporary evacuation center was set up at the Pittman Center Elementary School for those displaced overnight and the American Red Cross assisted as well.
So far, there have been no reports of any injuries, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office told WVLT.
“There is extensive damage to the campground and we must do everything we can to ensure that the environment is safe for campers before we can reopen,” Greenbriar Campground said on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.