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rime ice & snow around the debris flow scar (i)

What happened: Debris slide began near the top of Fishhawk Mt. (elev. 4,420 feet) and quickly mobilized into a debris flow that traveled 2.25 miles down-slope to the Cullasaja River.

When: Around 10:10 pm on Sept 16, 2004 as Hurricane Ivan passed over western North Carolina.

Damage: 5 people killed, 2 seriously injured and 15 homes destroyed.

Excerpted from: Peeks Creek Debris Flow

Much more information can be found here: The Deadly Debris Flow in Macon County NC During Hurricane Ivan.

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Franklin, NC

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2009
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    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2009/02/04 12:38:06
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash