Special federal grants, called hazard migration, assist local governments in removing, relocating, or elevating homes of citizens who live in flood prone areas. Boone is one of the first towns to utilize the grant program.
Familiar is how flooding from hurricanes affects Eastern North Carolina; Western North Carolina received relatively little attention. Illustrating the impact the flood of 1916, generated by two hurricanes that crossed this region, is the photo depicting Asheville’s experience. Also noted is the great amount of rainfall, among the heaviest recorded in United States history.