On Tuesday, August 17, parts of Haywood County were impacted by tropical storm Fred. As the cleanup continues, impacted areas will be closed. It is recommended that people avoid unnecessary travel to the Canton and Cruso areas of Haywood County until further notice.
Many roads and bridges in the NC Highway 276 & 215 areas have been damaged. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also closed South of Asheville due to downed trees in the area. For your own safety and awareness, we are providing a list of impacted areas, local resources for more information, and opportunities to help those impacted in our community.
For those visiting our county, please know that we are grateful for your interest and support of our beautiful mountain towns. We hope your trip to Haywood County remains both exciting and reinvigorating. As visitors, we wish to keep you informed and aware of our progress as we recover from this storm. The Haywood County TDA will continue to update this blog as new information is available. Check back daily for additional updates. Stay safe and enjoy your visit!
As search and recovery efforts continue underway, one of the best ways to help is to avoid travelling in and around closed areas. Below are a few other organizations you can connect with to make an immediate impact.
Call 828-356-2022 (8 a.m. and 8 p.m). Calls regarding missing person information, a need for food and housing assistance, special needs assistance, volunteer or donation opportunities, or other storm-related needs will be fielded through the helpline.
Visit their website to make a donation to Flood Recovery efforts.