McGill Assists the Town of Canton in Flood Recovery
Moving from Response to Recovery Mode
In August, Tropical Depression Fred left the Town of Canton in shambles, with damage to municipal facilities, including the Rhoda Street culvert system, two sanitary pump stations, the Town’s raw water intake pump station, Chestnut Mountain access bridge, various recreation facilities, the fire station, town hall, police department, and the historic Colonial Theater. Once the storm passed and the devastating aftermath presented itself, the Town sought support in defining recovery activities and coordinating funding, and ultimately selected McGill to assist in these efforts.
Since our firm’s founding in 1984, McGill has built a working relationship with the Town of Canton, but our determination to complete this project goes far beyond maintaining that relationship. We have a vested interest in bettering the livelihood of the Town’s residents, and helping them recover and build a stronger, more resilient future, is our top priority.
While we are invariably disheartened by disasters that strike our home state, McGill takes great pride in helping our local communities pick up the pieces. Our team members have robust experience in North Carolina disaster recovery, having provided recent FEMA Public Assistance (PA) support to the City of Boiling Spring Lakes and the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission with design, permitting, and construction management of multimillion dollar infrastructure reconstruction projects related to Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
This Canton flood recovery effort shows McGill in a different light — moving from response to recovery mode. We are confident in our ability to overcome any challenges the Town may face with this project. Our team has already begun meeting with federal, state, and Town staff and laying out plans to provide services in project development, design, construction management, funding, and disaster financial and grants management.
To learn more about how our water resources team is shaping communities, read our case study on the Rhodes Pond Dam Repair and about the ribbon cutting.