An Eventful Weather-Related Day in Davidson
When most Davidson folks went to bed last night, the biggest weather worries for Tuesday seemed to be the prospect for triple digit temperatures.
However, awaking to lightning and thunder changed that for many in town. There were even several reports of pea-sized hail in Davidson.
One family in Davidson Pointe experienced the nightmare of a lightning strike to their home. Davidson firefighters responded to the home and were backed up by crews from Cornelius, Mount Mourne, Shepherds, and Mooresville. The quick response resulted in the fire being contained to one structure.
Davidson Pointe is a neighborhood located in Iredell County but is part of the Town of Davidson. The Charlotte Water project to provide water to the fire hydrants in Davidson Pointe isn’t complete. As a result, the firefighters responded and were forced to rely on tanker trucks and use of an installed pump station to replenish fire fighting water from the lake. Their amazing efforts prevented far greater damage.
Shortly after firefighting efforts wrapped up in Davidson Pointe, the power went out in several areas across Davidson. The two events were unrelated to a specific event, but caused by the same storm system.
At one point, the Duke Energy website reflected that more than 1200 residences in Davidson were without power. And while the initial estimated time to repair the outages was listed at 1 p.m., the power came back on for most Davidson residents at 10:26 a.m.
And now, the mercury watch begins. While several weather apps still have dropped the predicted high temperature in Davidson down to 99, it will still be the hottest day of the year – thus far.