Ongoing Flood Relief Efforts

Post Date:07/02/2013 3:00 PM
The Town of Chapel Hill is continuing its efforts to evaluate areas throughout the town that were affected by the recent floods. Clean-up and relief efforts are being diligently pursued to maintain Town services.

Damage assessment teams continued their efforts today in the following areas: Village Green Condominiums, Brookwood Condominiums, Colonial Arms Apartments and Airport Gardens. None of these locations were condemned.

Town Parks and Recreation is reporting cleanup is continuing on area greenways and residents should avoid these areas until they can be restored.

The Community Center Playground on Estes Drive has been reopened for use. The Umstead Park Playground along with the Sykes Street Playground will remain closed until further notice.

To assist with displaced residents, the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross will continue to operate the shelter at Smith Middle School, located at 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill. Residents in need of assistance regarding additional services are urged to call American Red Cross at 919-489-6541 (Durham) or Orange County Social Services at 919-245-2800.

Chapel Hill Transit will again provide transportation at 7:30 p.m. to residents in the Camelot Village area to the established shelter at Smith Middle School. The pick-up will occur at the entrance to the complex on Estes Drive.

We are expecting more rain within the next 48 hours. Please do not try to drive through standing water, nor walk through moving water. If you suspect danger or need emergency assistance, please call 911.

Town crews will continue to monitor overnight weather conditions and respond appropriately should more flooding occur.

As a community effort, if citizens see areas that look questionable or potentially dangerous, please report these issues. You may email or call 919-968-2743.

After hours emergency media inquiries should be directed to the Chapel Hill Police Watch Commander at 919-612-8240. All others should be directed during regular business hours to Fire Department PIO at 919-969-2005 or Police PIO at 919-968-2870.

The Town will host a press conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, to discuss post flooding relief efforts and the status of Town services and operations. The press conference will be held at University Mall on Estes Drive near the Wells Fargo Bank. Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt along with Orange County Emergency Services and Town Staff will be in attendance.
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