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Person Killed in Tuesday’s Storms Identified

Storm recovery efforts continued today (January 10) across Catawba County.

The individual who died as the result of yesterday’s weather event has been identified as 39-year-old Dustin Ray Weaver of Claremont. Of the four individuals who were transported from the scene, three were discharged with minor injuries and one remained hospitalized as of this afternoon.

The National Weather Service was expected to survey the area of Evening Drive and Cindi Lane in Claremont today to determine if a tornado occurred. Catawba County is conducting damage assessments to determine the impact of the storm.

At last report, road closures in the county include Old Catawba Road in Claremont and Crestview Drive in Newton. Catawba County has closed the lower parking lot and observation platform at Riverbend Park due to flooding from the Catawba River.