Haywood Declares State Of Emergency As Ida Arrives

Aug 30, 2021

(Tuesday 4:30 p.m.)  The latest weather updates and advisories can be found here.  Haywood County declared a state of emergency as the remnants of Tropical Depression Ida pass through the region. The county also issued a voluntary evacuation order for the areas still rebuilding from the last floods along the Pigeon River: Cruso, Bethel, Lake Logan, Center Pigeon, Canton, and Clyde.  

Lilly Knoepp

(7 p.m. Friday )    Haywood County Emergency Services say  they've recovered the sixth and  final missing victim of the flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Fred.

Lilly Knoepp

Tuesday’s flash flood in Haywood County left business and homes mired in mud and debris. Here’s what the damage looks like on the ground:

The water of the Pigeon River pushed into the Canton and Cruso areas so high – that it’s still too early for a full assessment of the damage.

Muddy volunteers gathered at Bear Waters Brewing Company in downtown. Shaun Sandefur’s father Kevin is the owner of the brewery.

A Shot Above/Allen Newland

Haywood County was ravaged last night by heavy rains and wind from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.

At least were 30 people unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon after flooding caused evacuations in Haywood County.

The towns of Clyde and Canton were both on boil advisories because their shared water system is shutdown.

Canton Mayor Zeb Smathers was walking around downtown checking on local businesses when BPR spoke with him:

David Boraks / WFAE

On the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season Monday, a North Carolina House committee approved a bill that would help communities plan for future storms and flooding.