Riverhouse RV Resort & Campground

The owner of the Riverhouse RV Resort & Campground is worried about the potential for more flood damage after being hit with a hurricane in mid-August.

Some Haywood County, N.C.,  residents still dealing with flood damage from Tropical Storm Fred hitting Aug. 17, are worried about the potential for more rain associated with Hurricane Ida this week, according to ABC 13.

Ida, which hit Louisiana just before noon Sunday, Aug. 29 as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph, is expected to make its way to Western North Carolina, bringing strong to severe storms and possibly 2-4 inches of rain late Tuesday (Aug. 31) through Wednesday.

Debi Dupuis, owner of Riverhouse RV Resort & Campground in Canton, has extensive flood damage at her home and the campground.

“The water just forced its way through and rose and pretty much lost everything that was down there,” she said of the damage in her basement.

Dupuis said she had five feet of water in her basement, which damaged almost everything inside. Everyone made it out of the campground safely, but 15 RVs are totaled.

“We watched cars start bobbing, and the RVs were just bobbing all over the place,” she said.

With the potential for more rain in Western North Carolina this week, she worries Haywood County could see more flooding.

“It definitely makes you take a big breath and wonder what rage is going to happen again,” she said.

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