Subtropical Storm Alberto

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Published: June 2, 2018 / Updated: June 15, 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto triggered flash flooding and landslides in North Carolina and Virginia.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for flooding and landslides in Western North Carolina Wednesday. Evacuations were ordered overnight Tuesday in McDowell County over fears that the Lake Tahoma dam could fail. Those evacuations were lifted after engineers determined the dam was safe.

Post office closures are reported.




The following Post Offices have resumed normal operations after temporary disruptions to service caused by flooding and mudslides:

  • Stanardsville, 22973
  • Ivy, 22945

North Carolina

Tryon Post Office, 28782 — Mail delivery has resumed following flooding in the region.

Bat Cave Post Office, 28710 — Retail and PO Box operations (there is no mail delivery at this location) remain suspended following flooding in the region. PO Box mail is available for pickup at the Lake Lure Post Office, 2432 Memorial Highway, 28746.