Lake homes, boat docks damaged by flood waters

May. 07, 2013 @ 06:35 AM

Tryon Bay homeowner Sefton Abbott, who also has a house in Fairview, arrived at his Lake Lure house Monday afternoon after he was notified that a landslide had possibly damaged his home and the two beside it. Two boat docks were also visibly damaged. One boat dock was sinking.

Fortunately Abbott's home didn't appear to be damaged, but the other two were condemned by the Rutherford County Building Inspector and Lake Lure Fire Chief Ron Morgan. The other two homeowners were not identified late Monday.

The heavy rains during the weekend caused a landslide at about 2:30 p.m. Monday and the homes sustained structural damage.

"The building inspector told us an engineer needs to look at the houses," Morgan said at the scene.

Due to the instability of the homes, Tryon Bay will be open for two-lane traffic from either direction from Memorial Highway up to the area of area of 177 Tryon Bay, 179 Tryon Bay and 173 Tryon Bay. The road will be closed in front of these homes, blocking through traffic, Lake Lure police said.

Police also advised that unless a person has business or is a resident of Tryon Bay they should stay away from the area.

The road will be closed until the homes are stabilized. 

Call the Lake Lure Police Department at 828-625-4685 or the Lake Lure Fire Department at 828-625-9333 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information.