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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

(UPDATE) Flooding Operations in Chapel Hill

Post Date:07/05/2013
To further assist flood victims, the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross along with Orange County Social Services will staff an Assistance Center located in University Mall at 201 S. Estes Drive. Beginning Saturday, July 6, the hours of operation will be Mon-Sat from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. In addition, the center will offer the following telephone numbers for those in need of flood assistance:


The American Red Cross will also continue to man a 24 hour help line for residents in need of immediate assistance or in need of more general flood relief information and/or services. This number is 919-489-6541 ext. 4141.

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

Recently 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.

After hours and weekend emergency media inquiries should be directed to the Chapel Hill Police Watch Commander at 919-612-8240. During regular weekdays Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., all non-emergency storm/flood related questions as well as media inquiries should be directed to 919-968-2781.
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