Mandatory evacuation below Lake Tahoma.

Flash Flood Emergency Continues: Updated list of areas included in evacuation order. Mandatory evacuation for all residents living below Lake Tahoma. Click link for important info. This was issued at the recommendation of dam engineers. This is for your safety.

All residents living below Lake Tahoma should evacuate now.

This includes:
Lake Tahoma Rd from Lake Tahoma south to US 70 West
Toms Creek Rd from NC 80 to Morgan Lake Rd.
Tom Johnson Camping Center
Old Greenlee Rd from Crane Resistoflex Rd to Water Filter Plant
US 70 West from PG Fire Department to North Main Street

All residences along the Catawba River from Tom Johnson to Lake James. This includes developments that border the Catawba River in the Hankins community.

Riverview Acres of Hankins Rd
Katydid Drive
Lentz Rd
Riverbend Acres off Hankins Rd
Cross Creek Drive from intersect of Hankins Rd to the 300 block
All locations along US 221 Business
Garden Creek Rd
North Main Street from Flick Video to US 70 W intersect
Burnettes Landing
Lake James Landing

Shelters are open at the following locations:

  • YMCA of Marion (near McDowell Hospital)
  • Glenwood Baptist Church
  • Old Fort Baptist Church

MCDOWELL COUNTY UPDATE: A landslide has comprised the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam. MANDATORY EVACUATIONS underway from the Dam at Lake Shore Dr to Lake Tahoma Rd (NC 80) to the confluence of the Catawba River near Resistoflex Rd and Riverside Park. ACT NOW TO PRESERVE YOUR LIFE!