Update on Flooding Operations

Post Date:07/04/2013 6:00 AM

The Town of Chapel Hill is continuing its efforts to evaluate areas throughout the town that were affected by the recent floods.  

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. Representatives from Red Cross and Orange County Social Services will be on hand today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. to provide assistance and support to residents affected by the storm.

American Red Cross has established a 24 hour help line for residents in need of immediate assistance or in need of more general flood relief information and/or services. Flood relief victims are urged to call 919-489-6541 ext. 4141.

Residents in need of assistance can also contact Orange County Social Services at 919-245-2800.

Yesterday evening it was reported that individuals posing as FEMA representatives were in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas passing out literature. Orange County officials have confirmed through FEMA that these individuals were not affiliated with their organization. Residents are urged to call 911 and report suspicious individuals attempting to provide services who are not properly credentialed.

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

After hours emergency media inquiries should be directed to the Chapel Hill Police Watch Commander at 919-612-8240. Thursday, July 4th, all other non-emergency storm/flood related questions as well as media inquiries should be directed to 919-968-2781.

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