COMMUNITY NEWS

Concord EOC closes, post-Florence report and City services update
Monday, September 17, 2018

CONCORD – Concord faced minimal impacts from Tropical Depression Florence. The City of Concord's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated overnight as threats minimized, but officials continue to monitor conditions. Aside from isolated road flooding and relatively brief power outages on Sunday, City departments report the following:

Minor damage to buildings and property at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Fire Station 7, ClearWater Artist Studios, McGee Park, and Rider Transit Center. Damage includes minor roof leaks, blown-off fascia, downed trees, gutter damage, and fence damage.

Buildings and Grounds staff have evaluated all City of Concord parks. All parks have opened on a normal schedule with the exceptions of Beverly Hills Park and McGee Park, which will remain closed today while debris is cleaned up and damage repaired. Recreation and activity centers are open today on schedule. Rocky River Golf Club is closed today due to isolated flooding on the course.

There are no issues to report this morning for the City's Electric Systems or Water Resources departments. Electric Systems has crews on standby to assist in the recovery in eastern NC. The City of Concord has not yet but soon expects to receive an official request through
ElectriCities of NC for assistance.

Transportation and Solid Waste crews are working across the community cutting and clearing debris as needed. Additional Transportation and Water Resources crews are inspecting roads, bridges, and stormwater culverts for any unreported damage that may have occurred.

Police have reported that no road closures remain at this time. However, a
Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for central Cabarrus County through 12:45 p.m. today. Please remember, never drive over bridges or roads that are covered in water. Turn Around, Don't Drown, learn more at weather.gov/TADD.

Eight Concord firefighters are part of a local group being deployed by the State of North Carolina to assist fire departments in the Wilmington area. They are currently awaiting a military helicopter transport to arrive at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.

Unfortunately, malicious actors are using Florence as an opportunity to exploit individuals concerned about helping those affected. Please
visit us-cert.gov to learn how to avoid potential scams. If you are wanting to help those affected, please visit rebuild.nc.gov to learn how to donate to the NC Disaster Relief Fund or visit redcross.org to learn about making a financial or blood donation to the American Red Cross.

Prior updates
Concord Emergency Operations Center Sunday update, delayed solid waste collection this week
City of Concord activates Emergency Operations Center
City of Concord leadership offers perspective on preparedness in advance of Florence
City of Concord Hurricane Florence update – Friday 9/14
City of Concord Hurricane Florence update – Wednesday 9/12
Concord encourages practical preparation in advance of Florence