Post Flood Update – 3:50 p.m. 12/31/2015

Post Date:12/31/2015 1:27 PM

3:50 pm - Updated the number of flood-impacted apartments and the damage estimate

As the flood waters from recent heavy rains have subsided, Town of Chapel Hill public safety teams have allowed most evacuated residents to return to Camelot Village and Brookwood condominiums on South Estes Drive.

“We are thankful that no one was injured during yesterday’s hazardous event,” said Fire Chief Matt Sullivan. “We appreciate our successful partnerships with Orange County Emergency Services, NC Emergency Management, South Orange Rescue Squad and the Orange County Department of Social Services.”

Chapel Hill Fire and the South Orange Rescue Squad evacuated 34 people from the condominiums during the event. Orange County Department of Social Services continues to provide temporary shelter to five families/individuals who were displaced from Camelot Village.

Chapel Hill Building Inspectors and Orange County Emergency Services conducted damage assessments Thursday morning to determine habitability and damage costs of flooded units. Twenty-one units were affected to varying degrees, primarily issues of wet carpets and minor drywall damage.  The preliminary estimate is $48,674 for damage losses to Camelot condominium units.

As water hazards are gone, most roads are open and traffic is flowing.

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