The following information comes from the Union County government offices.
MONROE, N.C. (February 7, 2020) – Union County is under a State of Emergency. This declaration includes a restriction pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 166A-19.31, which gives the Sheriff’s Office authority to close roads impacted by flooding and issue citations to motorists who disregard emergency barricades. The declaration also allows the County’s administrative team to increase funding allocated for emergency purposes.
Several services provided by Union County Government are impacted. Those closures and impacts are being updated on the Union County website.
At the height of the aftermath of Thursday’s storm, more than 70 roads in Union County were impacted. A list of roads impacted is being updated in real-time on the Union County website.
Union County’s Emergency Operations Center remains open. Our Emergency Management has set up a temporary hotline to answer non-emergency questions from residents regarding this weather event: 704.292.2550.