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What to do if storms blow squirrel nests to ground

Oct. 11. It’s hurricane season, and with it comes the potential for severe weather. It’s also the time of year that gray squirrels, North Carolina’s state mammal, are raising their second brood of the year. Storms that produce high winds and heavy rain, as well as tree-cutting and trimming activity, can lead to young squirrels […]

LKN Humane seeks donation to help animals caught in wake of Ian

Oct. 6. As Florida begins the recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, help is still needed on the ground. Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers is among the animal welfare organizations that were impacted by the storm, having sustained major structural damage. Thanks to Lake Norman Transportation, the Lake Norman Humane Society is […]

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Ian’s remnants: Tree damage, drizzle

Oct. 1. Ian has left behind lots of branches, some limbs and a handful of downed trees in Cornelius, with yard clean-up the order of the day. Many events are cancelled and mist and drizzle are what to expect weather-wise today. —As of 7 am Saturday, a fallen tree was still blocking Church Street near […]

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Ian updates: So far, so good

Sept. 30. Ian is the center of attention here today, but look for it to be old news by tomorrow afternoon. You can expect plenty of wind and up to two inches of rain today, clearing tomorrow. Traffic/roads At 8 am, traffic was light in Cornelius. There were no issues on West Catawba between Hwy. […]

The time to clear storm drains is before the rain

Sept. 29. CharMeck Storm Water is advising residents to take a minute to check  storm drains on the street near your home. Hurricane Ian could impact the area with heavy rain. Before the rain arrives is the best time to clear debris from storm drains to help avoid localized flooding.


How to prepare for a storm

  Sept. 29. As Ian makes its way to the Carolinas, the Greater Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross is encouraging communities to prepare for possible impacts here, including flooding and high winds. The following tips and steps are useful for any serious storm, including this coming winter. Action plan —Create an evacuation plan.  […]

Multiple events cancelled ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival

Sept. 28. Updated Sept. 29. With Hurricane Ian coming on stronger in Florida than first expected—it’s a Category 4 storm—Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency in North Carolina. Meanwhile, multiple organizations are cancelling weekend events in and around Cornelius, while others are scrambling to figure out what to do as the storm […]