Irma’s westward track may put Iredell on storm’s fringe; bottled water scarce
Irma’s westward track may put Iredell on storm’s fringe; bottled water scarce.
Updated and more confident forecasts late Thursday predicting Hurricane Irma taking a more westward path across the Southeast was met with cautious relief from many in North Carolina.
But officials urge the state not to delay preparation because the storm, at a minimum, will likely bring several inches of rain, wind gusts and the threat of tornadoes to parts of the state.
Many in Iredell County took seriously the threat of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history.
“Water has been hard to find.
Food Lion reported having a few individual water bottles and gallon jugs of water, but shelves were mostly bare Friday afternoon.
The City of Statesville says staff is on notice they may have to work extra hours.
Officials are checking resources and equipment to make sure they work.
If emergency shelters are needed in Iredell, the government may open South Iredell High School and the Mooresville War Memorial to the public.
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