Emergency Preparedness, Transylvania County Schools (updated Sept. 18, 2018, 8:00am)

ROAD CLOSINGS AND OTHER EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Join the Facebook groups for Transylvania County Road Conditions and TC Weather, Roads & Closures.

Receive WLOS alerts for roads and emergency closings. Sunday afternoon, September 16, Cascade Lake Road at Merrill Road was reported impassable, and Davidson River Road near the trestle by Old Highway 64.

FIMAN is North Carolina’s Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network. This network delivers real-time data for rivers and roads, and especially whether water levels are rising, steady, or falling.

This will save you and your loved ones MANY HOURS of backtracking or being stuck in rising waters, and it can save lives. Visit http://fiman.nc.gov and bookmark it in your browser.

View all current road conditions in Transylvania County online at TIMS: https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?co=88

HOW TO REPORT AN OUTAGE

DUKE ENERGY CUSTOMERS

To report a power outage to Duke Energy, you can call 1-800-769-3766. You can also report outages online by clicking here.

If you see a fallen power line or a safety hazard, call Duke Energy officials at 1-800-769-3766. To check the status of current power outages, click
here. As storms roll through, report your outage and get restoration updates by texting OUT to 57801.

HAYWOOD EMC CUSTOMERS

Visit the power outages page on the Haywood EMC website. To report or inquire about power outages, call 1-800-951-6088. You may also contact your local district office by calling the Waynesville office at 828-452-2281 or the Lake Toxaway office at 828-966-4215.

Downed power lines can still be energized—and therefore dangerous. If you see a downed power line, please call your local district office immediately.

Outages will be listed on their website and the Haywood EMC Facebook page.

Ready For Virtual Days

Everyone please take care, and be prepared for severe weather this weekend. Thank you teachers for all your efforts to send students home ready for virtual days! We want students to have every opportunity to learn, and we will do whatever it takes to keep students, staff, and families safe whatever may come next week. #StaySafeTCS #TCSYes #WeAreTransylvania

Build An Emergency Kit

Via Transylvania County Emergency Services:

If you have never thought of having an emergency kit of items for emergencies, we found this list of items that are easily found and saves time should you have to quickly leave your home for any reason.

How To Receive Updates

POWER SCHOOL

Make sure your contact information is up to date with your child’s school. If you have ParentPortal access, you may be able to change some data immediately. Include:


that will help your child’s school and Transylvania County Schools contact you in case of emergency.

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

Start with Transylvania County Emergency Services alerts by email and text message. The system has been upgraded. Even if you already receive alerts, ALL RESIDENTS should register now and update their preferences as soon as possible. T.E.A.M. Alerts from Transylvania County

USE REMIND TO GET @TCSNEWS TEXT ALERTS

Register for text alerts from Transylvania County Schools via the Remind app or your phone’s text message service. You can also enroll by text message: send @TCSNEWS to 81010 to begin receiving alerts, and send @STOP @TCSNEWS to 81010 to end the service. The text message ser

ALL OUR Visit the TCS website and follow Transylvania County Schools on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for photos, videos, and updates. Tag us on social media or send us photos and videos that we may share on social media to update our community.

General Weather Information

FORECAST INFORMATION, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

For the most current information, visit National Hurricane Center, also hurricanes.gov, and follow NWS NHC (National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center) on Facebook

Rainfall projections for WNC have increased since Tuesday night. Tropical winds are forecast to arrive in WNC by Thursday night 8:00 PM. See pictures and updates from NHC here.

Other sites for storm information: Track The Tropics, Weather Channel, Weather Underground

BHS Athletics

(Follow Brevard High School on Facebook, Transylvania Sports on Facebook, BrevardHSDevils athletics on Twitter)

Due to Madison County Schools being out on Monday, September 17,the Blue Devils' home soccer matches against the Patriots have been bumped to Tuesday, Sept. 18. JV 5 p.m., with varsity at 7 p.m.

RHS Athletics

(Follow Rosman High School, Rosman Tiger Football and Rosman Tiger Sports Network on Facebook)

Rosman brought home a 22-20 victory over Trinity Academy (TN) on Friday evening. Congratulations on the win, Rosman Tiger Football! #GoTigers #Team103