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Shelter and Evacuation Information

Karyn Yaussy

  Karyn Yaussy
Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone: (828) 465-8989
Email Karyn Yaussy

Physical Address:
map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Mailing Address:
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
M - F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

In the event of an emergency, Catawba County may recommend residents to evacuate from dangerous areas and may choose to open shelters. The type of emergency and area affected determines evacuation areas as well as where and how many shelters will be opened. will have evacuation and shelter information on the main page when a disaster occurs.
Two other sources of real-time shelter information to consider:

Evacuating vs. Shelter in Place

There are some types of emergencies when it will be recommended that you and your family stay where you also referred to as “sheltering in place.” These emergencies may include chemical spills where go outside and breathing the air could be life threatening or when roads are too dangerous to travel to another location. When creating your family’s emergency plan, make sure that it includes a plan for evacuating and staying at home. Visit Ready America for tips on devising a plan for each of these scenarios. ​