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School Delays Announced This Morning Due To Flooding, State Of Emergency Declared, District Court Closed (Updated)
WHKY staff photo courtesy of Rob Eastwood

School Delays Announced This Morning Due To Flooding, State Of Emergency Declared, District Court Closed (Updated)

Due to heavy rains, flooding and downed trees across the area, Catawba County, Hickory Public, Burke & Alexander County Schools will have a remote learning day today (November 12). Students will not report to school buildings. In Burke County, daycares will be closed and meals will be served at all schools in the car rider line from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The Caldwell County School System will operate on a two-hour delay.

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Isenhower has declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County effective at 8:00 a.m. today due to excessive rain causing flooding, power outages, road closures and hazardous conditions.

WHKY staff photo courtesy of Rob Eastwood

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. Burke County officials also declared a State of Emergency.

District Court has been closed in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties due to the inclement weather.