Lake Lure Area Prepares for Impact of Hurricane Irma

Sept. 11, 2017. From the Town of Lake Lure:

With regard to continuing impact from Tropical Storm Irma, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for our area until 2 am Tuesday. 

Sustained winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected.

Lake Lure also remains under a Flash Flood Watch with moderate to heavy rain expected now through Tuesday morning. 

Rainfall amounts up to 4 inches is anticipated.  Strong winds and saturated soils may lead to power outages in this area.  Please remain alert to the latest forecasts and prepare for possible power outages.

Sept. 5, 2017. From the Town of Lake Lure:

As it slowly moves up the Southeastern United States, Hurricane Irma is expected to dump significant rain and potentially high winds across Western North Carolina.

In addition to its impact on Florida and Georgia the storm could have major rainfall and flooding impacts along the coastline of the Carolinas as well as wind gusts in the Western Carolinas on Monday and Tuesday.

In suit with the state as well as Rutherford County, the Town of Lake Lure has declared a state of emergency.

In anticipation of potentially heavy rain in the Lake Lure area, the Town of Lake Lure began lowering the lake six inches on Thursday. Additional reductions may take place if or as the storm continues through the Carolinas.

Residents are encouraged to secure their belongs from boathouses, patios and yards and may wish to remove boats from the water as the lake is lowered further.

Additional information will be posted here and on social media throughout the storm's developments.

From Rutherford County Government:

9.8.2017: Rutherford County Declares State of Emergency

From the Governor's Office:

9.6.17: Governor Cooper Declares State of Emergency as North Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Irma