Catawba County ends State of Emergency


CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — UPDATE: 10/27/17 – The State of Emergency in Catawba County was terminated Friday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. by Randy Isenhower, Chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners.

A State of Emergency had been declared October 24 due to the severe weather event that crossed through Catawba County on Monday, October 23.

Catawba County Emergency Services said they’re continuing to monitor recovery efforts in partnership with area response agencies.


The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency due to severe weather that crossed through the area Monday and caused widespread damage.

The declaration enables Catawba County Emergency Services to implement coordinated response and recovery efforts in all affected unincorporated areas of the county in alignment with the Catawba County Emergency Operations Plan and in collaboration with emergency response partners.

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Currently, more than 17,000 Duke Energy customers in Catawba County are without power.

Catawba County Schools announced on Tuesday due to hazardous conditions from Monday’s storms, the St. Stephens Feeder Area schools will be closed Tuesday, October 24. This includes:

  • Arndt Middle School
  • Clyde Campbell Elementary
  • St. Stephens Elementary School
  • St. Stephens High School
  • Snow Creek Elementary School
  • Webb A Murray Elementary School

  Catawba County Schools said certified staff will be on an Optional Teacher Workday. 

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