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City of Hickory Declares State of Emergency

The City of Hickory declared an official state of emergency today (January 9) in response to a winter storm resulting in strong winds and flash flooding. The declaration went into effect at 2:30 this afternoon.

The emergency declaration activates the Hickory Emergency Operations Plan for all departments. The declaration also authorizes the city to apply for financial assistance, if needed, through state or federal agencies.

Updates related to the storm are posted on the city’s website at www.hickorync.gov/inclement-weather-updates-192024 and shared on social media.