October 26, 2017 Caldwell County storm damage update 1

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (October 26, 2017)…Caldwell County officials release storm damage update.

National Weather Service Determines EF2 Tornado hit Catawba and then Caldwell, Alexander and Burke Counties. See link


As of this morning, 599 Homes currently identified as damaged (light to substantial damage). That number will rise later today.

46 homes major damaged

5 homes destroyed

Two Assessment Teams are back out surveying damage today. It is estimated that teams have covered half of the damaged area so far.

Granite Falls – Red Cross assessment team are in the area.

One Serous injury reported

Agencies involved today: Caldwell County – Emergency Services, EMS, Fire Marshal, 911 Communications, Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, DSS, Inspections Department, Water Department, Administration; Fire Departments – Grace Chapel, Little River, Sawmills, North Catawba, Hudson, Gamewell, Bethlehem; NCSHP; NCDOT; NCSBI; NCFS; NC Baptist Men; Blue Ridge Energy; Duke Energy; Caldwell County CERT; Amateur Radio; Methodist Disaster Relief; Red Cross; Animal Control; REACT; Lenoir Amateur Radio.