Residents of Haywood County in North Carolina are still suffering from flood damage caused by Tropical Storm Fred on Aug. 17, a report said. They are concerned about the possibility that Hurricane Ida will bring more rain this week, one of them is a campground and RV resort owner.
Debi Dupuis is the owner of Riverhouse RV Resort & Campground, Canton. She has suffered extensive flooding damage to her home and campground.
She said that the water had just pushed its way through her basement and rose, and she pretty much lost everything.
Dupuis claimed that she had five feet of water in her basement which caused damage to almost all of the contents. All escaped the camp safely. However, 15 RVs were totaled.
She said that she had seen cars begin to bobble and RVs just started bobbing around all over the place.
She is concerned that Haywood County could be subject to more flooding this week due to the possibility of more rain in Western North Carolina.
North Carolina Governor. Roy Cooper requested an official federal major disaster declaration in support of the counties affected by flooding in Western North Carolina.
Cooper stated that damage assessment was still ongoing, but so far damages have exceeded $20 million to infrastructure in the western counties.
Ida, a Category 4 storm that smashed into Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, with sustained winds of 150 mph and strong winds, is expected to move to Western North Carolina. It will bring heavy to severe storms, possibly even 2-4 inches of rain, late Tuesday through Wednesday.