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Temporary Shelter Available For Those Displaced By Storm In Catawba County

As a result of severe weather passing through Catawba County Tuesday (January 9), multiple homes were damaged in a mobile home park located on Evening Drive in Claremont. One fatality occurred and four individuals with injuries were transported from the scene. The National Weather Service is evaluating the incident to determine if a tornado occurred in the area. No additional information about the affected individuals was available.

Additional impacts from Tuesday’s storm included localized flooding, downed trees and power lines, isolated structural damage, and power outages in various parts of the county. Approximately 30 people have been displaced from their homes.

In response, Catawba County relocated affected residents to a temporary shelter set up at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, at 3180 West Main Street in Claremont. The shelter is open for residents who have been relocated due to the storm. The shelter is staffed by County personnel and American Red Cross volunteers and is providing cots, blankets, restrooms, and food.

Residents seeking shelter at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church are advised to bring the following: Medications and related medical supplies, personal care items such as a toothbrush and toothpase, a change of clothes, food if you have special food needs, and a pillow and blanket if you prefer to use your own

Residents with questions about shelter accommodations may call (828) 465-8355.