MOORESVILLE, NC — Two upcoming COVID-19 testing events in Mooresville will be cancelled this week due to the potential for heavy rain and wind spurred by the remnants of Hurricane Sally, Iredell County health officials said Wednesday.
The scheduled events affected by the cancellation include:
Thursday, Sept. 17 — Mooresville High School, 659 Center Avenue, Mooresville, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18 — Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The test site scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Northview Church of Christ, 2615 Amity Hill Road in Statesville will continue. Testing will occur at that site from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Hurricane Sally made landfall along the Gulf Coast Wednesday morning, prompting warnings in North Carolina that the storm's remnants are expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain in parts of the state by the weekend.
A flash flood watch for much of the greater Charlotte metro area will go into effect Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. through Friday morning, the National Weather Service said.
"Widespread heavy rain showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop across the watch area beginning late tonight, continuing through much of Thursday before tapering off late Thursday night," NWS said in a hazardous weather bulletin. "Storm total rainfall of 4 to 6 inches is expected across much of the Watch area over a 24 to 30 hour period."
More information about COVID-19 testing in Iredell County may be found here.