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Irma Causes Widespread Outages


September 14, 2017

Park Baker

Luckily, no one was injured after this tree fell on this home on Freeman Drive Monday around 5 p.m. The Red Cross is helping a father and son who lived in the home.

The remnants of Hurricane Irma left their mark on Transylvania County, dropping at least 4 inches of rains on parts, cancelling school Tuesday and causing numerous power outages.

On Tuesday morning, Haywood EMC, which provides electricity mostly in the county's western end, reported that 5,669 of its 6,703 customers were without power.

As of noon on Wednesday, the number still without power totaled 536.

On Tuesday, Duke Energy reported more than 140 customers without power in the county.

As of noon on Wednesday, the number was down to about 80, including 46 customers off the Old Rosma...

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