Flooding, Mudlsides Hit Forty Homes In Western North Carolina

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018

 Times-News Online

Heavy rains and flooding that washed through the area, damaging homes and infrastructure and killing a Polk County woman, show the need for flood insurance even in the moutains, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said Tuesday. Causey toured the area that afternoon, seeing the damage firsthand. He said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and he gave his thanks to emergency crews that have been working around the clock since heavy rains inundated the Polk County Friday night. “One big message I’d like to send to all residents in Western North Carolina is that this proves the need for flood insurance,” Causey told reporters during a news conference at Harmon Field.