Catawba County Declares State of Emergency 5/7/2013 9:49:24 AM
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Kitty Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late yesterday afternoon (May 6) in response to serious flooding in several areas within the county.
The declaration does not impose any restrictions, but does allow the opening of the process for requesting assistance from the State of North Carolina in dealing with the disaster and authorizes Catawba County Emergency Management to execute the county emergency operations plan.
Catawba County experienced flooding that damaged more than 35 homes in the northern and eastern parts of the county. Extensive rain at the headwaters of the Catawba River caused the river and lakes to rise rapidly yesterday morning. The water is expected to recede slowly over the next several days.
Catawba County Emergency Management will have teams in the flooded areas to assist affected citizens, provide information and perform damage assessment at affected homes. Citizens may call Emergency Management at 828-465-8230 to report flooded homes and have them added to the list for assessment.
The County encourages all residents to register for the Community Alert System to receive important messages during and after emergencies such as this flooding. To register, go to www.catawbacountync.gov/alert or call 828-465-8230.
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