Press Release

Important Information for Tenth District Residents Impacted by Ongoing Flooding

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Hickory, May 30, 2018 | comments

Tenth District constituents who have incurred damage from the recent rain event need to notify their County Emergency Management Office as quickly as possible.  This is important for two reasons: first, the emergency management officials can best direct you to possible resources for assistance and second, your report will help the county collect the data North Carolina Emergency Management needs to determine if and when the Governor can submit a federal disaster declaration request.   

Additionally, emergency shelters are open in Buncombe, Polk, and Rutherford Counties.  You can check shelter availability by clicking here or on the Red Cross Emergency App.  You can download the App on your mobile phone via the mobile App store or by texting “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999.

Tenth District constituents in affected counties need to pay close attention to  weather advisories, travel warnings, and evacuation notices. Below is a list of helpful links that will provide additional information and assistance. Constituents can also reach out to Congressman McHenry’s Washington, Gastonia, and Hickory offices for assistance. Contact information for those offices is available here.

For the latest information, follow @NCEmergency Management on Twitter and Facebook. Information is also available at and at the ReadyNC mobile app which can be downloaded for free.

Links for information and assistance:

FEMA Individual Assistance

NCEM Disaster Recovery

FEMA Guidance for Filing Flood Insurance Claims

Red Cross

Buncombe County Emergency Management

Catawba County Emergency Management

Cleveland County Emergency Management

Gaston County Emergency Management

Iredell County Emergency Management

Lincoln County Emergency Management

Polk County Emergency Management

Rutherford County Emergency Management

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