Officials release names of 2 dead in Haywood County; 7 still missing

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By Keely Arthur, WRAL reporter

Canton, N.C. — Officials successful Haywood County confirmed connected Friday the identities of the 2 radical who died successful the devastation, floods and mudslides caused arsenic Fred moved through.

Frank Mungo, 86, and Franklin MacKenzie, 68, were some from the Crusco community.

Officials besides confirmed that aft moving diligently to dwindle the database of missing people, 7 were inactive missing connected Friday.

Drones and K-9s were assisting crushed and swift h2o rescue teams, with a full of 225 rescuers assigned to work.

Aside from radical successful request of contiguous rescue, hundreds of families besides mislaid their homes.

Officials said immoderate full neighborhoods were washed away.

"There are areas of the assemblage that don't beryllium anymore," said Travis Donaldson, exigency services manager for Haywood County.

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Piles of debris – operation materials and the remnants of people's lives and livelihoods – could take weeks to comb through, officials said.

At slightest 10 to 15 bridges were besides destroyed successful Crusco unsocial – making proscription and hauling debris much complicated.

2 bodies found, dozens inactive  missing aft  tragic flooding successful  Haywood County

Residents and volunteers are moving to cleanable properties up, arsenic radical travel unneurotic to effort and enactment the community.

"People are reaching retired from astir the federation to effort and assistance prime up the pieces," helium said.

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Animals and pets person besides been displaced, with the section carnal structure stepping up to supply extortion and nutrient for these mislaid animals.

The flooding and mudslides were truthful atrocious arsenic the remnants of Tropical Depression Fred slammed into Haywood County that astir 100 radical had to beryllium rescued, and respective communities had h2o levels scope 3 to 7 feet higher than their erstwhile precocious watermark.

With much rainfall successful the forecast for the weekend, immoderate radical are acrophobic astir the imaginable for much flooding and harm that volition hold rescue and rebuilding efforts.

Officials cautioned radical who are cleaning up debris to marque definite and catalog missing oregon destroyed items, and instrumentality photos for security purposes.

For families successful request of assistance, a assistance enactment has been acceptable up astatine 828-356-2022.

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