• Ahead of the heavy rain, wind and other inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Florence, the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners has issued a state of emergency effective at noon Saturday, Sept. 15.
    Ahead of the heavy rain, wind and other inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Florence, the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners has issued a state of emergency effective at noon Saturday, Sept. 15.

UPDATE: State of emergency lifted in Mitchell County

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners at 11 a.m. Monday lifted the state of emergency declared Saturday, Sept. 15, ahead of weather associated with then-Hurricane Florence.

Ahead of the heavy rain, wind and other inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Florence, the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners issued the state of emergency effective at noon Saturday, Sept. 15.

“Declaring a State of Emergency and imposing the restrictions and prohibitions ordered herein is necessary to maintain order and protect public health, safety, and welfare, and to secure property,” according to the declaration. “(It has been) determined that there is an imminent threat of, or existing conditions have caused or will cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property.”

The declaration requires law enforcement officers and employees and all other emergency management personnel subject to the county’s control to cooperate in the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of the declaration, all applicable local ordinances, state and federal laws, and the Mitchell County Emergency Operations Plan.

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