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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mecklenburg County Inclement Weather Information


The latest news and information from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management

Mecklenburg County is making preparations for Hurricane Michael. In the event that our area is affected, the County may alter normal work schedules for employees. If the County Manager decides to delay the start of work or close County offices, her decision will be posted on Facebook , Twitter and the Employee News Now Line – 980-314-4444 as close to 5:15 a.m. as possible. 

The County Public Information staff also will notify local media so the County delay or closing will be broadcast on morning television news programs. Some County departments and agencies that serve customers 24/7 have their own policy and employees should follow those policies.

The County has also put together the following FAQ's and tips to keep you safe and informed.


What local agencies provide support and information during hurricanes?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

While most residents of Mecklenburg County don't think of hurricanes as threats to our region, it is possible that we can be impacted by these large, powerful storms. High winds can bring down electrical power and communication lines.

The Health Department has put together a guide for you to follow in the event a hurricane is imminent.

What time is a decision made about county office delays/closings and where is the decision posted?

When inclement weather is expected, the County Manager participates in a conference call with local officials early in the morning to get information and determine whether to delay the start of work or close county offices. She aims to make the decision as early as possible. Once decided, it is posted to County social media channels, the website, and the Employee News Now Line (980-314-4444).

What “essential personnel” may be required to report to work?

Employees at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office have their own policies regarding inclement weather. If you have any questions, please consult with your supervisor.

What local agencies make their own decisions on closures?

The following local agencies make their own decisions on whether they will close or not, and are linked accordingly:

Charlotte Fire Department (CFD)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
MEDIC-Mecklenburg EMS Agency
Mecklenburg Sheriff

Are Mecklenburg County Courts closed?

Mecklenburg County Courts openings/closings are determined by the State of North Carolina. If you were to expected in court. Only the Clerk of Court will be able to give you a new court date and answer questions about your specific case. Call 704-686-0400 to reach the Clerk of Court.

How can I find out which DMV offices are closed?

The Department of Motor Vehicles is a state-run agency. You can find contact information for each location at the NC DMV site.

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