NEWS

Town of Davidson Preparations for Hurricane Florence: Recommended Resources

by | Sep 14, 2018 | Top Left Red Box, Town Information

Forecast path for Tropical Storm Florence – as of 8:00 p.m. Friday

 

Town of Davidson personnel are collaborating internally across all departments, including police, fire, public works, public information, and others, and are working closely with all agencies at the county level.

The latest weather report we received indicates:

*   Winds are picking up across the county — we expect sustained winds of 25-40 miles per hour.
*   We are expecting rain through Friday night and Saturday, with rain bands late Friday night and early Saturday. Heaviest rains will be Saturday night into Sunday morning — we could receive 2-3 inches of rain per hour for several hours. We could receive anywhere from 5 inches of rain up to 12 inches through Monday.
*   We could see flash flooding, and small creek and stream flooding.

RESOURCES:
For news and information from the Town of Davidson:

*   Register for eCrier emails at www.townofdavidson.org/eCrier; be sure to select the “news releases” and “public safety” lists.
*   Register for the county’s emergency notification system, CharMeck Alerts, at www.charmeckalerts.com to make sure you get phone calls, texts, and emails. Click the link to “Manage your subscription” to include “Town of Davidson” public safety alerts.
*   Follow our “Hurricane Readiness” information on our website’s homepage: www.townofdavidson.org
*   Follow us on Facebook: Town of Davidson NC – Town Hall: https://www.facebook.com/Town-of-Davidson-NC-Town-Hall-236973555192/?ref=bookmarks
*   Follow us on Twitter: @TownofDavidson
*   Follow us on Instagram: townofdavidson

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<https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html>. Davidson has not be designated as a shelter community. 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<http://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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