Register for OC Alerts
Get alerted about emergencies and other urgent community news by signing up for OC Alerts, powered by Everbridge. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, violent crimes, and water/sewer notices.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.
Residents and businesses currently listed in the Orange County 9-1-1 database are automatically subscribed to receive OC Alerts by landline, although anyone can register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
Register at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/signup. Access additional emergency resource information at the Town of Chapel Hill at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/news-events/inclement-weather or at Ready Orange, the emergency preparedness resource from Orange County, at http://www.orangecountync.gov/emergency/Emergencypreparedness.asp To receive assistance signing up by telephone, reach the Town of Chapel Hill at 919-968-2743.
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Read more about SNOW REMOVAL, including the Adverse Weather Map.
For Town of Chapel Hill EMPLOYEES – Adverse Weather Flier and Adverse Weather Policy
UNC Department of Public Safety Adverse Weather Transportation and Parking Information
- Duke Energy Carolinas
Report a power outage: 1-800-PowerOn (English) or 1-866-4-APAGON (Spanish).
- Piedmont Electric
www.pemc.org or 800-222-3107
- PSNC Energy
www.psncenergy.com or 877-776-2427
919-968-4421 or www.owasa.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.floodsmart.gov.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: 919-9627-8211 or www.chccs.k12.nc.us
- Orange County Schools: 919-732-8126 or www.orange.k12.nc.us
Resources in Orange County
- Chapel Hill: 919-968-2743 or www.townofchapelhill.org
- Carrboro: 919-942-8541 or www.townofcarrboro.org
- Hillsborough: 919-732-1270 or www.ci.hillsborough.nc.us
- Orange County Emergency Services: 919-245-6100 or during emergencies 919-245-6111
www.readyorange.org and www.twitter.com/ocncemergency
- Orange County Health Department: 919-245-2400 or www.orangecountync.gov/health
UNC-Chapel Hill: 919-962-2211 or www.unc.edu or 843-1234 (Weather Hotline) or alertcarolina.unc.edu
American Red Cross
State and National Resources