Local officials charged with operating and staffing Alamance County’s emergency shelter, have decided to close the operation by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19.

At 1:00 p.m. today (9/18), the shelter was serving 14 clients. Directors of Alamance County’s Social Services and Public Health, along with their respective staffs, have initiated a closure plan with the American Red Cross, to relocate the clients.

Based on current weather conditions, and waters of area creeks and the Haw River beginning to recede, emergency shelter needs are no longer at a critical stage.

For the same reasons the shelter is closing, the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will also cease 24 hour service. The Office of Emergency Management will close the EOC today (9/18), at 5:00 p.m. The EOC call center line, 336-290-0362 will remain active. A recording directing residents to local resources will be placed on the call center phone.

Aside from shelter and EOC operations, only one road in the county remains closed due to storm damage. A culvert on Greenwood Drive, near Isley School Road (in the vicinity of Indian Valley Golf Course), was washed out. The road will remain closed until North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) staff can make repairs. (Inquiries for a timetable should be directed to DOT).

After 5:00 p.m. today, information requests for county storm-related matters and resources may be directed to Public Information Officer Michelle Mills, or Emergency Management Director, Debbie Hatfield.

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