CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – The City of Charlotte
continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irma and is prepared to respond to any
impacts from the rain and wind expected to move into the region later today.
Approximately 1-3 inches of rain and strong winds are
expected this afternoon through the early hours of Tuesday, according to the
National Weather Service. Saturated soils could mean downed trees and
powerlines. The City of Charlotte is prepared to respond to these service calls
as needed, with crews from multiple departments on standby.
The City of Charlotte continues its work with the American
Red Cross and other partner agencies to support sheltering operations at the
old J.M. Alexander Middle School on Hambright Road in Huntersville. Last night,
the shelter housed 29 guests with two dogs. Ten guests plan on staying at the
shelter until they return to their homes in Florida.
Department Service Impacts and Preparation
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)
CDOT crews went out this weekend, surveyed areas prone to flooding and cleaned
catch basins to optimize storm water system. Crews, including street
maintenance and traffic signal crews, are on standby and ready to respond as
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Currently, CATS anticipates operating normal service on its bus routes,
LYNX light rail service and CityLYNX streetcar service. CATS will closely
monitor weather conditions and make any necessary adjustments at that time.
Citizens should go to ridetransit.org
for the most up-to-date information on specific routes. The public is
encouraged to follow CATS on Twitter
for periodic updates. Citizens can also call 704-336-RIDE, but wait times for
information may be long due to increased call volume.
Passengers are advised to check with their airlines regarding the status of
their flight before coming to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Solid Waste Services
City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services asks customers to put their
materials out on their collection day and leave materials there until
collected, as long as outside conditions are safe.
Engineering and Property
All emergency response crews and contractors for downed trees and debris in
the roads have been alerted and are on call.
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