Lincoln County has been declared a state of emergency due to devastating flooding that struck the area on Saturday.
According to Interim County Manager Martha Lide, the county will be under an “emergency state” for at least a week.
Lincoln County Emergency Management is currently collecting damage assessments from various area residents and businesses who sustained property devastation in the weekend storm.
A total financial figure has not been determined at this time, but Public Information Officer Dion Burleson said most of the damages will stem from flooded roadways.
Emergency Management officials urged anyone who received flood or storm damage to call the LCEM office at (704) 736-8660. All information will remain on file in case Lincoln County is federally declared a state of emergency.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, county officials said the following city and county roadways remained closed:
Emergency Management officials reminded residents to refrain from driving around road barricades which crews with the North Carolina Department of Transportation erected at closed locations.
Flooded roadways pose various threats, an agency press release said.