Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Shares Important Tips to Keep You Safe this Hurricane Season

John Wendel
John.Wendel@MeckNC.gov
5/2/2022
Mecklenburg County Seal, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Logo and the City of Charlotte Crown

Mecklenburg County, N.C. - With the temperatures getting warmer and days getting longer, it is safe to say that summer is right around the corner – and so is hurricane season. 

Last year, there were 21 named tropical systems in the Atlantic. Although our area is further inland, it is important for residents to remember that widespread torrential rains associated with these storms often cause flooding hundreds of miles inland. This flooding, which is the second leading cause of fatalities during a tropical system, can persist for several days after a storm has dissipated.

Here are some important things to know before and during a hurricane.

Be prepared: