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Dealing With The Storm's Aftermath


Last updated 8/23/2021 at 6:57pm

Last week, this vehicle floated away from someone's home on N.C. 215 to the other side of the North Fork in Balsam Grove.

As of Thursday, Tropical Storm Fred had caused an estimated $11,227,000 in damage to Transylvania County. Officials are still working to assess the total damage the storm caused in the county, and the number is expected to climb in the coming days.

Though Transylvania County and Haywood County received similar amounts of rainfall, no deaths or injuries were reported in Transylvania, and the most severe flash flooding hit mostly rural and unpopulated areas.

While Transylvania County escaped the death toll in Haywood, Fred has proven to be one of the most devastating flooding events since s...

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