Power Outages Expected
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This newsletter contains important information from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division in regards to the upcoming winter weather. To subscribe to this newsletter, please send an email to the Veterinary Division’s general email account, Joe.Web@ncagr.gov.
The forecasts are showing that the greatest risk of accumulating ice will be across the Mountains, Foothills, and northern Piedmont (generally along and NW of the I-85 corridor). These areas could see 0.2-0.5” of ice accumulation with locally higher amounts possible. This will likely lead to downed trees, power outages, and hazardous travel condition. A trace to 0.2 inches of ice is expected just south and east of I-85, including the immediate Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas. These areas are still at risk of hazardous travel, especially on bridges and overpasses, and some power outages.
Remember to take action before the storm hits by stocking up on needed supplies for your farm, animals and family. Link to winter-weather tips: https://ncdisaster.ces.ncsu.edu/
Please report any early damage to Joe.Web@ncagr.gov.
To view the entire state forecast (full resolution photos and maps)
NC Emergency Management Hazardous Weather Update
Central NC National Weather Update
NC Ice and Snow 72 Hour Forecast
Dr. Mike Neault
Director of Livestock Programs, Veterinary Division
N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
1030 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699