From: John H. Boldt
The staff at the county surveyor’s office recently did a search in the archives of The Republic for any mention of Haw Creek flooding dating back to 1890. In reviewing the summary of those articles, it was noted that major floods causing significant damage occurred 13 times in the last 115 years, or an average of once every nine years.
Since the last damaging major flood was in 2008, plus nine equals 2017. For those many residences and businesses in the flood area who experienced flooding in 2008, I suggest you keep your boots handy. Kidding of course, but you heard it here first.