This Is What North Carolina Looked Like 100 Years Ago… It May Surprise You

Long before meteorologists could predict the weather’s every move, and a simple broadcast let us know of upcoming storms, a deadly, torrential flood struck western North Carolina. It rained for two weeks straight, with the second week bringing more horrendous, torrential downpours. Locals tried to escape, but many found themselves in water up to their neck as dams broke and rivers overflowed into towns.

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It’s crazy to think that just 100 years ago, this is what our state looked like. Luckily, today, we have weather tracking and radars to help us plan for such catastrophic events. But even still, you never know when the next superstorm might hit.

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