Haywood Co. officials launch new website for those in need after flooding

Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 at 9:44 PM EDT
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina)- Officials with Haywood County Emergency Services, as well as the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that they are still searching for one person who is unaccounted for after massive flooding in the area last week.

In an update from both agencies Monday, officials said that they’re still heavily engaged in damage assessment in the Cruso, Canton and Clyde areas of Haywood County.

Emergency Management confirmed the launch of a new website for those still in need of help after the flooding. Residents can visit RecoverHaywood.com for help with food, housing and debris removal.

County sheriff Gregg Christopher addressed concerns about looting in the area. Christopher confirmed that there have been 10 reports of looting or suspicious activity but no arrests have been made as of Monday.

In order to increase security, deputies are increasing their presence in the area with troopers from the North Carolina Highway Patrol helping to deter potential looters, according to the sheriff.

Officials say they are still assessing the monetary amount of damage sustained from the flooding.

Anyone in need of assistance in Haywood County is encouraged to call the Storm Relief Hotline at 828-356-2022.