Town of Canton Update September 9, 2021
Update September 10, 2021
The Town of Canton is both relieved and grateful for the Major Disaster Declaration from FEMA. Our community experienced tremendous damage and loss during this devastating storm and we welcome any assistance to rebuild our Town. As we navigate through the recovery process we will provide updates as available. Residents and business owners who sustained losses can begin applying for assistance through FEMA by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Update August 24, 2021
If you have questions, need resources, or want to volunteer please visit http://recoverhaywood.com
Boil Water Advisory Lifted August 21, 2021
Update August 18 This is a message from the Town of Canton with several important updates for everyone. First, we are asking everyone to avoid the Downtown Canton area for the safety of all. We cannot get the streets cleaned and ready to open if we are continuously trying to control traffic. Please avoid all streets downtown. With that said, all downtown streets going both directions are closed, all side streets leading into town are closed, 19/23 in both directions to the Buncombe County line are closed, and Rhoda St. is closed until further notice. The water filter plant is back online and producing water and we are asking that everyone conserve water at this time to allow the reservoirs to fill. We also ask that if anyone sees a water line leak to please report to the police department at 828-648-2376. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. All town facilities are closed until further notice. We do want to assure our citizens that the police and fire departments are fully operational and are ready to assist in emergency situations. This is a very difficult time for everyone involved so we ask that everyone use extreme caution and patience during this time. First Baptist Church in Canton- 74 Academy Street- is open for shelter. The church is also serving a spaghetti dinner tonight starting at 4:00pm for anyone who needs it.