Flood Damage Information — Buncombe County

Press release from Buncombe County:

Flood damage? Here’s who to call

On Aug. 17, the WNC area was greatly impacted from Tropical Storm Fred. Our staff will be working diligently over the coming weeks to assist landowners with damage. If you were impacted by the floods please see the following contacts below with assistance available:

  • For stream damage contact Anthony Dowdle at 828-250-4788 or John Ottinger at 828-421-9795.
  • For crop loss please contact the Farm Service Agency at 828-649-9099, ext. 2

Please see the following message from Buncombe County:

“Please use caution, especially in flood-prone areas. Be especially careful in Upper Hominy Creek, Enka, Candler, and Swannanoa as some roads remain closed with trees down, high waters, and/or debris remaining from the storms.

Many thanks go out to our emergency services personnel and first responders, who worked all night to keep our community and neighbors safe during this dangerous storm.”

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