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Hurricane Update: Mecklenburg County Declares State of Emergency, Thursday, September 13

by | Sep 13, 2018 | News |

 

Image of Hurricane Florence as of Thursday,September 13 (Courtesy of FEMA)

On Wednesday afternoon, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte issued a joint proclamation of a state of emergency that covers Davidson and all municipalities in the county. It reads in part, “…the ordinances set forth below are necessary to maintain public order and protect lives and property during this emergency… until the proclamation is rescinded.”

The proclamation calls on all city and county employees … to cooperate in the implementation of the provisions of the Emergency Operation Plan and all applicable supporting plans, mutual assistance compacts and agreements, and to furnish assistance thereunder.

The proclamation put in effect a single public safety measure—the prohibition of price gouging. It reads, “It is hereby unlawful to sell or rent or offer to sell or rent any goods and services which are consumed or used as a direct result of an emergency or which are consumed or used to preserve, protect, or sustain life, health, safety, or the economic well-being of persons or their property with the knowledge and intent to charge a price that is unreasonably excessive under the circumstances.”’

Please review this checklist or visit the Ready.gov web site for other tips on hurricane/storm preparations.

And read this article in News of Davidson for more information about the hurricane and preparations you should make.

Bill Giduz

Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.

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