Tennessee flash floods: More than a dozen people rescued at campground

Rescuers in Tennessee reportedly saved more than a dozen people trapped in rising floodwaters at a campground Tuesday night

as they continued to search for others amid an ongoing flash flood warning in the eastern part of the state.

Fourteen people were first reported trapped at the Greenbrier Campground in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to WVLT-TV.

The waters had been as high as a picnic table at one point, sweeping away tents and other camping supplies as well as vehicles, WVLT reported.

The area was under a flash flood warning until early Wednesday.

A temporary evacuation center was opened at Pittman Center Elementary School in Gatlinburg

for residents displaced by flash flooding on the Little Pidgeon River.

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