Caldwell County issues termination order for Declaration of State of Emergency

LENOIR, NC (September 12, 2017)…Chairman Randy Church of the Caldwell County Commissioners, has determined that the conditions constituting a state of emergency no longer exists in the jurisdiction and has issued a termination order effective immediately for the declaration which was made on September 11, 2017. Caldwell County was fortunate enough to be spared from the majority of the severe weather related to the remnants of Hurricane Irma, and had no disruption in emergency services response and only minimal impacts to other public services, primarily public utilities.

Emergency Services Director Dino DiBernardi states, “It is now time to shift our focus to our partners in neighboring counties and states and assist in the recovery efforts. We would like to thank the County’s leadership and the citizens for remaining vigilant and preparing for what could have been a tremendous impact on Caldwell County; preparedness is always the best course of action.”

County officials encourage citizens to continually monitor their local media outlets and to visit official social media sites, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, to stay up-to-date on important information, and to utilize to plan ahead for other disasters.