As of the 8:00 am Monday, September 11 outlook, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the potential still exists for impacts within Iredell County. Tropical storm force winds currently reach as much as 200 miles from the storm’s center, which could reach into Iredell County. These winds, when combined with expected rainfall of up to 1.75 inches could lead to downed trees and power outages.
The public is reminded to remain in a state of preparedness and keep away from downed power lines and not to drive through flooded roadways or walk in flooded areas. For immediate notification of shelter openings, weather alerts, and general emergency information, please sign up for Iredell County’s emergency alert network, HyperReach at www.IredellEOC.com, following the link on the right-hand side of the page. For those with special medical needs, please contact the office of emergency management at 704-878-3035 to be placed on the special needs registry, or sign up online at IredellEOC.com, following the ‘Special Needs Registry’ link on the right-hand side of the page.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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