Cabarrus declares State of Emergency

Declaration allows mobilization of emergency mgmt. resources in preparation for the storm


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Feb. 12, 2014 — At noon today, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners declared a State of Emergency in Cabarrus County due to winter weather. The declaration allows mobilization of emergency management resources in preparation for the snow and ice storm expected to hit the County and State over the next few days.

Citizens are urged to be prepared for the accumulation of snow and ice, which has the potential to impact travel and may lead to power outages. Current weather models predict heavy snow and some ice accumulations across the County.

Residents are urged not to travel and to prepare for power outages. In the event of an outage, please contact your power company.

Should you lose power, please be advised of the dangers of heating with unvented devices. Carbon Monoxide is colorless and odorless and can be fatal without warning. If you leave your home due to a power outage, ensure appliances are turned off in the event power is restored during your absence to prevent fire or other hazards.

Prepare by downloading the Readync.gov app on you smart phone or tablet. For further information on how to prepare, go to www.FEMA.gov or www.Ready.gov.

Cabarrus County provides updates on severe weather emergencies and Cabarrus County Government closings in a variety of places. Sign up now to stay informed.

 
We will also send notifications through local television and radio stations.
 
For non-emergencies, please call Cabarrus County Sheriff’s office at 704-920-3000, Concord Police Department at 704-786-9155 and Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000.
 
If faced with an emergency, please dial 911 for assistance.