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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

nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201710261423-KGSP-NOUS42-PNSGSP

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. 

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