Flooding destroyed a popularclose to a River bend, leaving several missing, a report said.
Many homes and buildings sustained significantby Tropical Fred’s remnants.
“It’s gone. Sherrie McArthur who runs Laurel Banksaid, “There’s nothing there. I used to have 100 and all of them are gone. There were there, but most of them have disappeared. The rest of the remains are crushed and squashed. Some went completely down the river, and I don’t know where else they will end up.”
Thewas inundated by the raging River on Aug. 17. It is located a two-tenths mile from Cruso Fire and .
McArthur stated that the property was in hersince childhood. Her used to raise hogs and keep horses on the property. Her father, Harold Crawford, built the 51 years ago, according to a Gofundme page set up to help with the financial loss.
People are missing upstream from herand she along with officials are still searching with cadaver dogs, the campground’s owner said.
According to another person mentioned in the report, they found one person and they are still searching for three others who they know were swept away by the flood.
Allison Richmond, Haywood CountyManagement’s public information officer, stated just before 6 p.m. on Aug. 19, that she had no knowledge of any fatalities at Laurel Bank .
Richmond stated, “There are a lot ofup this way that are in the exact same boat.”
Two people were confirmed dead as of the late afternoon on Aug. 19. 17 others remain missing, according to county officials.
According to the National Weather Service, the remnants of TropicalFred dropped between 4-11 inches and the Southern end Haywood County received the highest rainfall of 11.2 inches.