UPDATE: The Skyland and Swannanoa Fire Departments have sent boats to assist, along with Asheville and Weaverville FD's
According to the National Weather Service the Flat Creek area received about 4 inches of localized rain in an hour, with the heaviest rain falling between 6:30-7 p.m. Streams in the area topped their banks rapidly. There were reports of mud slides which damaged property. Nearly 30 people were sheltered in a church after being evacuated.
More heavy rain is expected today.
There have not been any injuries reported from the flooding or evacuation operation.