Get Prepared: County Provides Emergency Phone Numbers, Advice For Upcoming Weather – Davie County Enterprise Record

Davie County is gearing up for winter this weekend.
Here is important information for residents provided by the Davie County government:
Here are ways to ensure that services are provided at an optimal level:
–Use the 9-1-1 number for EMERGENCIES only.
–For power outages, please report directly to your power company.
–Duke Energy customers call 1-800-769-3766 (1-800-POWER-ON). Customers can also report an outage or view current outages online at www.duke-energy.com/outages or text 57801.
–Energy United customers call 1-800-386-4833 (1-800-EUNITED).
–Do not drop trees on private property unless there is an immediate life threatening situation.
–The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will use a tiered approach to snow removal: 1) highways, 2) major roads, 3) minor roads (including subdivision streets).
–NCDOT asks citizens to stay off the roads and not to park vehicles on the shoulders of roads and/or streets.
–Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications here: https://member.everbridge.net/892807736727023/login
–Citizens can sign up for county website notifications here: https://www.daviecountync.gov/list.aspx where closures and delays are posted.
Be prepared for any conditions that arise. Prepare for winter conditions and outages that could affect you by doing the following:
–Make sure you have an adequate supply of flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food, medicine, etc., as well as the availability of a radio, television or portable weather radio battery operated.
– Stay away from downed or sagging power lines. Consider all live lines as well as trees or branches in contact with the lines. Please report downed power lines to your power company or local emergency services.
–If you are using a generator due to a power outage, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe and proper operation. Run your generator outdoors; never use it inside a building or garage.
– Do not use grills or other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for heating or cooking, as these appliances can emit carbon monoxide.
–Citizens should make other arrangements for shelter as needed if you will be significantly affected by a power outage, especially families with special medical needs or the elderly.
As a reminder, Davie County facilities will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Any potential announcements regarding adjustments to county facility hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 due to the bad weather will be shared in future communications.

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