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McDowell County Emergency Management
Sunday April 2nd, 2023 :: 07:23 a.m. EDT


Corrected Storm Update: All roads are open this morning. 992 locations are still without power.

Emergency personnel responded to 67 storm related incidents on Saturday due to high winds that affected the county.  One structure was damaged after a tree fell on top of the house. No injuries or fatalities occurred. The majority of incidents reported involved trees and power lines.  As of 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, 992 locations in McDowell are still without power.  All roads are open, including Sugar Hill Rd. near I-40.

Maximum Recorded Wind Gusts:
Ashford North Cove Fire Dept. - 41 mph
Crooked Creek Fire Dept. - 39 mph
Dysartsville Fire Dept. - 44 mph
Glenwood Fire Dept. - 37 mph
Hankins Fire Dept. - 33 mph
Lake Tahoma - 48 mph
Emergency Ops Center - 33 mph
Marion Fire Dept. - 40 mph
Nebo Fire Dept. -  Data pending
Old Fort Fire Dept. - 43 mph
PG Fire Dept. -  40 mph
Sugar Hill Fire Dept. - 44 mph
Woodlawn Fire Dept. - 44 mph

To report a power outage:
Duke Energy
Rutherford Electric

McDowell County Emergency Management
129 Barnes Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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