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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Hurricane Readiness Information

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The Town of Davidson is Prepared for Hurricane Florence

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Updated 9/16/18 at 6:15 p.m.


The Town of Davidson's Emergency Operations Center is now closed. Davidson Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments are on-duty 24/7 to monitor the situation and respond to calls.


DAVIDSON, N.C – We are collaborating internally across all town departments, including police, fire, public works, public information, and others, and are collaborating with all agencies at the county level. We are prepared to handle what comes our way.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning through 6:45 p.m. for Mecklenburg County. 

The latest weather report we received indicates:

  • There’s a flash flood emergency for another 3-4 hours max (until about 6:45 p.m.).

  • Rain band will shift to the northern part of the county. We “should be ok because we didn’t get much rain yesterday.” 

  • Rainfall rates are starting to subside – half inch per hour -- but we are monitoring a strong rain cell that is headed our way this afternoon and ask that citizens remain vigilant and safe.



Town of Davidson Encourages Citizens to Have a Plan in Case of Flooding

 

The Town of Davidson Emergency Operations Center is monitoring storm gauges in Davidson to be prepared for potential flooding starting Saturday night, September 15, into Sunday, September 16. We encourage our citizens to do the following:


  • If you are in a floodzone, create a plan now to move your family to higher ground before it gets to a flooding emergency situation. Some helpful tips are here: https://www.ready.gov/floods


  • Be vigilant of the increase in water levels near your home, especially during overnight hours from Saturday, September 15 into Sunday, September 16.


  • Register for CharMeck Alerts at www.charmeckalerts.com so you will receive an emergency notification via phone call, text, and/or email with evacuation or related safety information. Click the link to “Manage your subscription” to include “Town of Davidson” public safety alerts.


  • Help us monitor creeks and streams. If they are starting to flood, please call the Davidson Police Department at 704-892-5131 to provide a detailed report.

“Excessive flooding is rare in Davidson, but based on the weather predictions we’ve received, we’re encouraging our citizens to have a plan, be vigilant, and seek higher ground,” said Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald. “If you do encounter flood waters, do not walk or drive through – find another route to high ground.”




RESOURCES:

For news and information from the Town of Davidson:


For information and readiness tips visit:

http://charlottenc.gov

https://www.ready.gov

http://www.readync.org.


For weather updates:

National Weather Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: https://www.noaa.gov/


Shelter information:

Shelters are managed by the American Red Cross. Davidson is not a shelter town. Shelters that are currently open are:

East Mecklenburg High School, 6800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

South Mecklenburg High School, 8900 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

North Mecklenburg High School, 11201 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, N.C.

Ardrey Kell High School, 10220 Ardrey Kell Dr., Charlotte, N.C.

West Mecklenburg High School, 7400 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

Shelters accept pets, are staffed by medical professionals and monitored by local law enforcement.

 

Power:

Two companies provide electric service to Davidson.

Duke Energy outage reporting:

  • Visit www.dukeenergyupdates.com.
  • Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply). If you haven’t registered yet, text REG to 57801.
  • Call the automated outage-reporting system at 800-769-3766 for Duke Energy Carolinas customers.

Energy United outage reporting:

To report an outage, please call 1-800-EUNITED (1-800-386-4833)


Flooding

Depending on the conditions, we might experience flooding in parts of Davidson, particularly on the east side of our jurisdiction. To see if your property is in a floodzone, type your address into this interactive map: http://meckmap.mecklenburgcountync.gov/3dfz/

In the unlikely event that we do experience flooding, the county and town will issue an alert directly to the appropriate areas, using the CharMeck Alerts system. Today we learned of a phone scam where someone claiming to be from FEMA told a resident that his home was in the floodzone and he was to evacuate. FEMA does not issue evacuation notifications; they only take place at the local level. Please do not give personal information over the phone to any solicitor. If any parts of Davidson need to be evacuated, we will notify citizens via CharMeck Alerts.


“We’ll keep you updated as we get more information,” said Town Manager Jamie Justice. “Our goal is to ensure the safety of our citizens if this storm hits our area. Our internal teams are prepared and will staff our emergency operations center around the clock to monitor the situation – our citizens are in good hands.”

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