MC Emergency Services urge caution as storm approaches

The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida will reach Macon County Tuesday afternoon and affect our area into early Wednesday morning. Gusty winds and heavy downpours could cause flooding in low lying areas.

Although rainfall amounts are not predicted to be excessive across much of the county, the southern facing slopes, particularly near Highlands and Scaly Mountain areas in southern Macon County, could see 4 inches of rainfall and possibly locally heavier amounts.

Ida caused severe damage to the Gulf Coast region on Aug. 30. It does appear that any fuel disruptions often caused by hurricanes and tropical storms in that region will not be an issue with this storm.

Residents should monitor local media outlets for weather information. Do not drive through flooded roadways.

Click HERE for preparedness information.

You can also sign up for automated weather warnings through the Macon County CodeRed system. Text “MaconNC” to 99411 or click HERE to sign up for free warnings and other important information concerning your community.

If you live in flood prone areas, be prepared for isolated flooding events. This is especially important if you live in a watershed area downstream of one of the southern areas.

Anticipate utility outages and make appropriate preparations.

Click HERE for more information from Macon County Emergency Services.

Article courtesy of Macon County Emergency Services

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