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Tryon to receive $143K for May floods

Town approves resolution for state funding for Carolina Drive

TRYON—The Town of Tryon is receiving state funding to help recover money spent following May flooding along Carolina Drive. 

The town suffered flooding in May from heavy rains where a major sinkhole occurred. 

Tryon Town Council met Tuesday and approved a resolution to to receive funding in the amount of $143,475. 

Tryon Town Manager Zach Ollis said the town has submitted all the paperwork regarding the costs associated with Carolina Drive and the reimbursable figure looks to be $143,475. 

“This money will go toward our costs associated with the repairs on Carolina Drive,” Ollis told commissioners. 

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper approved executive order No. 174 declaring disasters for the City of Marion and Town of Old Fort in McDowell County and the Town of Tryon. The order states that on May 18-22, 2020, Marion, Old Fort and Tryon experienced sustained and devastating rains, which resulted in flooding. All 3 municipalities declared states of emergency. 

The state determined that a Type I disaster existed in all 3 municipalities, which qualifies them for state funding available for emergency assistance.