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Catawba County declares State of Emergency

NEWTON, NC (June 9, 2019 at 9:22am) — The Catawba County Board of Commissioners declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019, due to excessive rainfall in the County beginning Friday, June 7, 2019 and expected to continue for several more days. The excessive rainfall has resulted in numerous water rescues, severe flooding, infrastructure damage, hazardous travel conditions and the potential for widespread power outages for residents in the County.

The declaration enables Catawba County Emergency Services to implement coordinated response and recovery efforts in all affected unincorporated areas of the county in alignment with the Catawba County Emergency Operations Plan and in collaboration with emergency response partners.