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Both Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Frances had been downgraded to tropical storms by the time they reached western North Carolina. The article discusses how the storms affected electrical service in that part of the state.
In September 2004, Hurricanes Frances and Ivan struck the town of Canton in western North Carolina within the space of ten days. Destruction to Canton town property alone was $9.2 million. Lail describes the damage and lists Mayor Pat Smathers' top twelve lessons learned for emergency preparation and responses.