Caldwell County Declares State of Emergency

LENOIR, NC (December 9, 2018) — Caldwell County, North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency due to Winter Storm Diego. A State of Emergency allows the government entity to request and utilize operational resources to respond to the emergency and covers residual projects and repair costs stemming from the emergency. A State of Emergency is not an emergency evacuation order, a directive to close schools, a restriction on the sale of provision of goods or services, or an official order or instruction for citizens or businesses to take any particular action.

Caldwell County’s State of Emergency was declared and became effective at 10:00 p.m. on December 8, 2018.

Caldwell County Emergency Management urges the community to:

* Stay home and off the roads unless it is an emergency once weather conditions begin to deteriorate. Have emergency supplies in your car if you must travel.

* DO NOT call 911 unless it is an emergency. Do not call 911 for weather or road conditions, call the information line (828)426-8608. 911 staff need to be clear to handle any emergencies that may happen.

* Do not call 911 to report a power outage, contact your power provider.

* If you lose power, call (828)758-2324 to find the closest warming station.

* Call (828)426-8608 for information (non-emergency) regarding Winter Storm Diego.

For more information, contact the Emergency Services Information Line (828)426-8608.