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Flash flooding closes roads, set-in rain cancels concert

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Heavy rain overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday caused flash flooding throughout Hendersonville, closed roads and led the city to call off the first Rhythm & Brews concert of the season on Thursday night.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday morning that 1-3 inches of rain had fallen in the past 6 hours with additional rainfall likely for the remainder of the day. The flooding is likely to cause minor flooding as the creeks and rivers continue to rise. Locations that will experience flooding include Hendersonville, Fletcher, Flat Rock, Etowah, Mountain Home, Laurel Park, Valley Hill, Horse Shoe, Tuxedo and Edneyville. Streams that will experience rapid rises and minor flooding of low-lying areas and low water crossings include Mud Creek,
Bat Fork Creek, Sentell Creek, King Creek, Shaw Creek, and other tributaries into the French Broad River.