Update 9:29 a.m.
The Red Cross has closed the Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church shelter following a threat of flooding near Townsend.
No residents had been reported to use the shelter.
For the second time this month, the Red Cross has opened a shelter in a flood-prone area of Blount County. It's at the Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church near Townsend.
Homes along the Little River are sometimes threatened during flash flooding.