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Officials Assess Storm Impact


September 18, 2017

Transylvania “fared overall fairly well” despite some power outages during last week’s weather event, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter.

The remnants of Hurricane Irma’s biggest impact on Transylvania were outages, with, at one point, roughly 80 percent of Haywood EMC’s roughly 6,700 customers without power in the county’s western end and scattered outages among Duke Energy customers.

“Our emergency management staff did a great job preplanning for Hurricane Irma’s arrival even with a very uncertain path for most of the week prior and also in monitoring impacts an...

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