Winter Weather Expected Saturday and Sunday, January 15 -16
The Town of Davidson and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management are carefully monitoring the severe winter weather in our region. Town staff will prepare for icy conditions by brining roadways and sidewalks throughout town, as well as ensure that public safety personnel are in place to respond to emergencies throughout the weather event. Staying off the roadways, unless absolutely necessary, lessens the impact on emergency services and keeps roadways open for emergency response. Should town staff decide to formally activate the Emergency Operations Center, we will notify the community via email and social media.
Preparing for Winter Weather
Build an Emergency Kit
- Ensure you, your family, and your pets have enough food, water, medications, and other essential items, including warm clothing and blankets, for at least 72 hours.
- Have emergency supplies ready in your home. This includes flashlights, batteries, a battery operated radio, medical supplies, nonperishable foods, and a fully charged cell phone.
- Depending on the severity of the weather, emergency resources may be limited so preparation is essential.
- For a full list of suggested supplies, visit www.ready.gov/kit
Make a Plan
- Discuss plans with your family about where to go and how to contact each other if the power goes out for an extended period of time.
During Winter Weather
Home Heating Safety
- In the event of power loss, do NOT use a generator inside your home or garage. Keep generators at least 20 feet away from your home and away from vents, windows, and doors.
- Never use a charcoal grill or camping stove inside your home.
- Close off rooms that you aren’t using to avoid wasting heat during power loss.
- If you are using alternative heating methods such as a kerosene heater or other space heater, operate them with caution and always keep an eye on them.
On the Road
- It is recommended that you only drive during a winter storm if it is absolutely necessary.
- Keep an emergency kit in your car along with blankets.
- Slow down and give yourself space between you and other vehicles.
- If you start to slide, do NOT panic.
How to Stay Informed
- Monitor local new channels and National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg for forecast updates.
- Make sure you are subscribed to CharMeck Alerts – visit CharMeck Alerts Sign up.
- Monitor Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Refer to the Town of Davidson website or social media channels for updates on service impacts.
For more information on how to prepare and stay safe during a winter storm, visit www.ready.gov/winter-weather.