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Winter Weather January 12-13, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 202A cold front will cross the area today bringing the threat of severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and a few brief tornadoes.  Cold air and lingering moisture behind the front will cause the rain to change to snow across the North...

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Tropical Depression Nicole Update

Nicole is now a tropical depression and the forecast impacts for NC remain largely unchanged. The system is expected to accelerate to the N and NE today, moving over NC later today. Nicole is forecast to become post-tropical later today and dissipate tonight or early...

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Our Mission

Our Mission  "The Mission of the Department of Emergency Services is to always be prepared, provide incident management, and quality medical care for the citizens and patrons of Haywood County."Mission Key Focus: Preparedness Incident Management Quality Medical...

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Tropical Storm Nicole Update

Nicole will track northwest across Florida today before lifting northeast towards Georgia and the Carolinas late tonight into Friday. Nicole’s track has shifted slightly farther west. Continued small adjustments to the track could change the impacts we see locally....

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Ian Update – Friday

Friday, September 30, 2022 The forecast continues to improve for areas west of 1-26, with fewer impacts from Ian expected. However, we are not in the clear yet. Ian is expected to make its second landfall between Charleston and Myrtle Beach as a Category 1 Hurricane...

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Hurricane Ian Update

Thursday, September 29, 2022Hurricane Ian is expected to make a second landfall over the South Carolina Coast near Charleston as a Hurricane. Confidence is high on Ian turning north, then northwest into the Carolinas and northeast Georgia Friday into Saturday....

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Hurricane Ian update

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Ian has made landfall in Florida, and we continue to monitor its track, which has changed very little. Rainfall totals in Haywood County range from 3-6 inches and will vary based on the track, which may change as it moves inland. NO...

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Cat 3 Ian moves over Cuba

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 From NWS: Hurricane Ian is expected to remain a major hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Ian is currently most likely to make landfall along the western FL peninsula early Thursday. Ian is expected to weaken to a depression by the...

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