Lake Lure authorities: Be alert to rising waters, ready to evacuate if necessary

LAKE LURE, N.C.  — The Town of Lake Lure posted on Facebook Sunday morning that due to heavy rainfall and rising waters authorities are opening the floodgates of the Lake Lure dam. Everyone near the Broad River and area streams should be alert to rising water, and ready to evacuate to higher ground if necessary.

Anyone needing assistance should call 911.

Residents are encouraged to register for Everbridge, the new Lake Lure mass notification system.