Emergency Management Coordinators

Town of Chapel Hill
Barry McLamb

Orange County
Kirby Saunders
919-245-6100 x 6135

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WINTER STORM HELENA: Find news and emergency information here. Our crews today are spreading salt and sand, and plowing. See Adverse Weather Map. Monday Morning: Aquatic Center, Community Center, Hargraves and Teen Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. The Library will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Chapel Hill Transit will operate selected routes starting at 10 a.m. Monday trash collection rescheduled to Wednesday. No recycling collection today.

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For Town of Chapel Hill EMPLOYEES – Adverse Weather Flier and Adverse Weather Policy

Get alerted about emergencies and other urgent community news by signing up for OC Alerts. Register at member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/signup. To receive assistance signing up by telephone, reach the Town of Chapel Hill at 919-968-2743.


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UNC Department of Public Safety Adverse Weather Transportation and Parking Information


Orange County is responsible for establishing emergency shelters due to extreme weather and power outages. For more information, visit orangecountync.gov/departments/emergency_services/disaster_emergency_preparedness.

The Inter Faith Council is Chapel Hill’s community house and also provides shelter for those in need. For more information, visit ifcweb.org/services/community-house or ifcweb.org/services/homestart.


Chapel Hill Transit

Public Schools

Resources in Orange County

American Red Cross

State and National Resources

Do you live in a floodplain?

If you live in a floodplain or an area that floods, purchase flood insurance! Homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage. There is a 30-day waiting period from the time an insurance policy is purchased to when it actually goes into effect. Renters can purchase affordable flood insurance for personal contents only. For more information and cost, contact your insurance agent or go to floodsmart.gov.

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