Flood Danger: Stay Away From Local Rivers & Streams

Yesterday the elevation of the Dan River was seven feet. This morning the elevation was twenty one feet.

In an effort to protect the integrity of the dam at Belews Lake, Duke Energy will release water from the lake. This water will flow into the Dan River. With the rains from last night combined with the water released from Belews Lake the potential for flooding in all areas close to the river will greatly increase.

Emergency Services Administrators continue to urge citizens to STAY AWAY from all river streams and tributaries.

Be very careful in vehicular traffic and watch for flooded roadways in any area.