CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A State of Emergency has been declared for Caldwell County effective 4 p.m. Monday, September 11 due to potential public safety hazards relating to the remnants of Hurricane Irma and its possible effects on the area.
Caldwell County said they've begun to feel some effects from this storm system and there is the potential for heavy amounts of rain and wind, which in turn, may disrupt emergency services response as well as other public services including utilities and other infrastructure.
Emergency Services Director Dino DiBernardi explains, “This declaration has been made in preparation for the potential impacts the remnants of Hurricane Irma could have on Caldwell County; this is in no way a reason for panic or worry. This will simply allow the Department of Emergency Services to implement and function under the County’s Emergency Operations Plan and will also assist in obtaining any resources that may be needed. As we recommend for our citizens, Caldwell County is preparing for potential impacts of the storm.”
The State of Emergency will remain in effect until officials recommend that a declaration to terminate the State of Emergency is made.