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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Town of Chapel Hill Prepares for Tropical Weather

Post Date:09/08/2017 11:06 AM
HURRICANE IRMA
The Town of Chapel continues to monitor the forecast and prepare for the tropical storm systems in the Atlantic Ocean, especially Hurricane Irma.
 
Public Works crews have been out surveying known problem areas as well as preparing and staging equipment. Now is the best time to clear stormwater drains near you. If you see a stormwater drain in an area that needs attention by Town crews, call 919-969-RAIN(7246).
 
Orange County Emergency Management is responsible for setting up and managing shelters. Should we need to establish shelters, the County will open them at pre-identified locations. Notifications will be sent through Town and County channels as well as local media outlets. If you're not signed up for OC Alerts--a fully-customizable emergency alert service--you can do so or check your preferences at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/login.
 
We also encourage you to tell family and friends now about the American Red Cross Safe and Well List website, so they will know how to get your "safe and well" message in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, you can register on the redcross.org/safeandwell website.
 
Stay Connected

The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, townofchapelhill.org. Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter - @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and @ChapelHillPDFacebook.com/ChapelHillGov; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov.

September is National Preparedness Month
Regardless of the impact, Hurricane Irma has on our community, it provides a great opportunity for all of us to prepare for a variety of incidents that could affect us.

Visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/11454/22 for more information and resources to help you prepare.

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