The Town of Davidson is Prepared for Hurricane Florence
Recommends Resources for Citizens
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 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:
“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.”
For news and information from the Town of Davidson:
For information and readiness tips visit:
For weather updates:
National Weather Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: https://www.noaa.gov/
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.
Two companies provide electric service to Davidson.
Duke Energy outage reporting:
Energy United outage reporting:
To report an outage, please call 1-800-EUNITED (1-800-386-4833)
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.”