Black Mountain is expecting heavy rain this Friday and Saturday from the remnants of Hurricane Ian.
What North Carolina needs to know as Hurricane Ian threatens landfall in Florida | FOX8 WGHP (myfox8.com)
Tracking Hurricane Ian, and weekend impacts for the Carolinas (wbtv.com)
If you live near a stream or the Swannanoa River here in Black Mountain, please act now to remove items in the floodway and floodplain to reduce the risk of a debris jam occurring and flooding.
Nothing should be stored in the floodway, but even if you have items there temporarily, now is the time to move them to higher ground.
Look for items like the following to remove from the floodplain prior to the storm:
- Chairs, tables, and benches
- Children’s toys
- Lawn equipment
You can identify floodways and floodplains using FEMA’s Flood Map Center: FEMA Flood Map Service Center | Welcome!
Preparing now can reduce the impact from a major rain event, such as the one we are anticipating receiving this weekend.
Take care and be safe!