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Stage 1 Drought Declared In North Carolina: Help Make Every Drop Count

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

STAGE 1 DROUGHT DECLARED IN NORTH CAROLINA

11 TIPS TO MAKE EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNT

 

The Poplar Drive Fires in Henderson County, North Carolina that have already scorched some 3,400 acres and destroyed a number of buildings and are threatening more. As of a few hours ago the fire has been 30% contained. Watauga County has seen several fires on Wednesday. The biggest fire is east of Boone in the Triplett community, where a fire burned about 225 acres around the Powder Horn Mountain development. The Collett Ridge Fire in Cherokee County in the SW corner of North Carolina has has burned since October 23rd. It continues to grow and now covers more than 4,300 acres in Nantahala National Forest.

 

 

These fires have erupted because of drought conditions. North Carolina's Governor has declared a state of emergency for 33 North Carolina counties, as well as for a State 1 Drought condition. Burn bans are in effect in western North Carolina counties.

 

Although, we are not at risk of forest fires in the Charlotte are, we have seen dry conditions and river levels dropping all around the Charlotte region due to lack of rain. It's more important than ever to "make every drop count." 

 

Every Drop Counts: Conserve Water In North Carolina

 

11 Tips To Help Conserve North Carolina's Water Supply

  1. Limit watering of lawns, plants, gardens for plant survival only.
  2. Limit watering to no more than two days per week. 
  3. Reuse household water whenever you can.
  4. Wait to plant new plants or seed your lawn.
  5. Limit use of water to clean outside areas of your home.
  6. Turn faucets off while showering, brushing teeth, washing dishes, etc.
  7. Run dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are full.
  8. Limit how often you wash your cars.
  9. Add flow restrictors and water saving devices where you can.
  10. Limit showers to five minutes.
  11. Put off filling your pool, if you have one.

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ahhh...never a good thing. Hopefully the rain starts falling soon and you guys can get back to planning the Holidays. 

Nov 10, 2023 06:18 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nina, Hope your mesage reaches others about the current drought in the Charlotte area highlighing the crucial need for water conservation, and to be mindful of their water usage.

Nov 10, 2023 08:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

We have a rainy day in Maryland.

Nov 10, 2023 09:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... I can't remember the last time we had rain in Charlotte... and of course, the day I post this, it starts raining! Not enough to make a difference however.

Nov 10, 2023 11:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

faye schubert hi Faye... I had not heard this about Louisiana... it's a bummer. It's a bummer here, too. Hopefully, we'll get some more rain in the weeks to come to help douse all the forest fires.

Nov 10, 2023 11:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley hi Bill... we typically don't have droughts. We had a bad drought quite a few years ago. Hopefully, we'll get enough rain in the coming weeks to squelch the problem.

Nov 10, 2023 11:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 hi Ed... we actually had quite of bit of rain earlier in the year... but last couple of months have been very dry and it's clearly impacting rivers and our forests.

Nov 10, 2023 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... we finally got a bit of rain today... not enough to make a difference. We might have some more rain tomorrow. But we still need more, especially in western NC to help douse those forest fires.

Nov 10, 2023 11:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... we had quite a drought at least 10 years ago and had lots of limitations on water usage and watering. Hopefully, with it being late fall there will be less watering going on just because of the time of year and also that people do little things to help conserve water.

Nov 10, 2023 11:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thank you, Roy... it's a bit of a rainy day in Charlotte... mostly drizzle and grey skies and not enough to add to the water supply in any meaningful way.

Nov 10, 2023 11:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Droughts are hard on everything, from growing plant material to an adequate water source for every day living, Nina. Wishing that your area gets relief in the form of a soft, steady rain that will be absorbed by the earth and fill the reservoirs rather than an out-of-control downpour.

Nov 10, 2023 11:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank you, Wanda... as with most things in life, this too shall pass... my concern now is the forest fires in western NC which are destroying beautiful forest land and homes.

Nov 10, 2023 11:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina we are very blessed here in CT.  We have had lots and lots of rain all year.

Nov 10, 2023 01:34 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina, 

I would never have guessed that drought conditions existed in your area.  In California and Arizona, we are all too familiar with drought.  

Nov 10, 2023 01:50 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... some would say your state has had more than its fair share of rain this year. :)

Nov 10, 2023 02:35 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... we don't have droughts all that often... but they do occur from time to time and right now it's really hurting western NC and all the forests.

Nov 10, 2023 02:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- we were under water restrictions for a few weeks but we've had rain recently so those should be lifted. Hope that rain comes your way. 

Nov 10, 2023 03:42 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having a water shortage doesn't make any sense to me since the earth is 75% water.

Nov 11, 2023 04:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... we got a bit of rain yesterday and then overnight. Hopefully we'll have more today. 

Nov 11, 2023 05:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England good morning, Brian.  Much of North Carolina is land locked... we need rain for our rivers and lakes and wells.

Nov 11, 2023 05:43 AM