• Meck County emergency crews discuss plans to prepare for weekend heat wave

    By: Jaclyn Shearer


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This weekend, when temperatures are dangerously high, some of Charlotte's most vulnerable residents will have no where to get out of the heat. 



    Mecklenburg County has not opened a cooling center since July 2012 when the region had multiple days in a row of 104 degree temperatures. 

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    We're at the 10th day in a row that temperatures have been in the 90s, which is above average for Charlotte at any time of the year including late July. 

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    Watch the video above as Meteorologist Jaclyn Shearer digs into the decision not to open cooling shelters in Mecklenburg County. 

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