- Peek's Creek
In September 2004, it had a catastrophic
floodand mudslide, after massive rains left over from Hurricane Ivanstruck the same area soaked by former Hurricane Francesa week before. The slide started on Fishhawk Mountain(also called Big Fish Hawk Mountain), where it continued into the creek. The slide and the water dammed up behind a bridge, then broke through, making the creek about convert|50|yd or meters wide instead of the normal two or three. The mass of trees, boulders, and mudforced at least fifteen houses off their foundations, one man riding his home about convert|500|ft|m downstream. Another home was pierced by a tree from end to end, the picture appearing in a local newspaper.
The area of the slide is about two miles (3 km) or three kilometers long, with much of the mud and some of the smaller
debriscontinuing into and down the Cullasaja.
communityof Peeks Creek was devastated by the historic event, with at least six people killed, and possibly two still missing as of late on September 24, more than a week after the storm.
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