Rain Brings Some Relief And Problems
Heavy rains associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay moved through Transylvania County Tuesday, causing power outages, downed trees, closed roads, a mud slide at the construction site of the new jail and hampered a rescue effort on N.C. 215.
On average, 4 to 5 inches of rain fell on Transylvania County, bringing welcome relief from a prolonged drought.
However, the rain downed numerous trees and tree branches, knocking out power to 8,500 customers of Haywood EMC at one time or another, according to spokesman Ken Thomas.
At the height of the storm, around 6 p.m., Tuesday, about 3,...