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McDowell County Emergency Management

129 Barnes Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1

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  1. Advisory

    Entered: 3 days, 8 hours ago

    I-40 Incident Update: All EB lanes of I-40 near Old Fort are now open. WB lanes continue to be affected. More »

  2. Advisory

    Entered: 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Expect travel delays on I-40 EB & WB near mile marker 72, due to overturned tractor-trailer. More »

  3. Advisory

    Entered: 3 days, 14 hours ago

    Power outages affecting some traffic lights in Marion. Use caution if traveling in the area. More »

  4. Advisory

    Entered: 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Increased fire danger today through late evening due to gusty winds and low humidity. More »

  5. Advisory

    Entered: 4 days, 1 hour ago

    Wind Advisory issued for McDowell from midnight tonight through 8PM Saturday. SW winds 20-30 mph with higher gusts. More »

  6. Advisory

    Entered: 5 days, 6 hours ago

    The accident in Old Fort on I-40 WB at the 73-mile marker has been cleared. The road is opened back up. More »

  7. Advisory

    Entered: 5 days, 7 hours ago

    I-40 WB at the 73-mile marker in Old Fort is currently shut down due to a motor vehicle accident. More »

  8. Advisory

    Entered: 1 week, 2 days ago

    The Locust Cove wildfire is now 100% contained. More »

  9. Advisory

    Entered: 1 week, 3 days ago

    Update: Wildfire north of Locust Cove Rd. estimated at 90 acres with 85% containment. More »

  10. Advisory

    Entered: 1 week, 4 days ago

    Emergency personnel are working to contain a wildfire off Locust Cove Rd. No threat to the public at this time. More »

  11. Advisory

    Entered: 1 week, 6 days ago

    Increased wildfire danger through this evening. Please postpone outdoor burning until conditions improve. More »

  12. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks ago

    A Freeze Warning has been issued again for McDowell County starting 11PM tonight through 11AM Wednesday. More »

  13. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Freeze Warning issued for McDowell County starting 11 p.m. tonight through 11 a.m. Tuesday. More »

  14. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Increased fire danger through 8:00 p.m. today across McDowell County. Outdoor burning is not recommended. More »

  15. Advisory

    Entered: 3 weeks ago

    Increased fire danger through 8:00 p.m. today across McDowell County. Low humidity and gusty winds expected. More »

  16. Advisory

    Entered: 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Tornado Watch until 08:00PM Friday More »

  17. Advisory

    Entered: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    A Wind Advisory has been issued for NW McDowell starting 1PM Fri. until 7AM Sat. Winds 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60. More »

  18. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    The statewide tornado drill is now complete. More safety tips at More »

  19. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    *DRILL MESSAGE: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for McDowell County. TEST ONLY More »

  20. Advisory

    Entered: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    DRILL ONLY: A statewide tornado watch for NC has been issued in observance of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. More »

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