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

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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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Comments (3)

Kevin Childress on March 5, 2009

Mmmmmm - I wonder if that house was there when the slide occurred!? Yikes … talk about a close call!

Jean Gregory Evans on March 5, 2009

kchildress, we were wondering the same thing. Yikes is my reaction too!

Thanks for your comment and your visit! I appreciate you taking the time to write.


JBTHEMILKER on July 27, 2010

You get Rime frost down there? and know what it is? Up here we get alot of rime frost. Most do not even know its name.

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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
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    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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