Town of Chapel Hill Prepares for Tropical Weather

Post Date:09/08/2017 11:06 AM
The Town of Chapel continues to monitor the forecast and prepare for the tropical storm systems in the Atlantic Ocean, especially Hurricane Irma.
Public Works crews have been out surveying known problem areas as well as preparing and staging equipment. Now is the best time to clear stormwater drains near you. If you see a stormwater drain in an area that needs attention by Town crews, call 919-969-RAIN(7246).
Orange County Emergency Management is responsible for setting up and managing shelters. Should we need to establish shelters, the County will open them at pre-identified locations. Notifications will be sent through Town and County channels as well as local media outlets. If you're not signed up for OC Alerts--a fully-customizable emergency alert service--you can do so or check your preferences at
We also encourage you to tell family and friends now about the American Red Cross Safe and Well List website, so they will know how to get your "safe and well" message in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, you can register on the website.
Stay Connected

The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter - @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov.

September is National Preparedness Month
Regardless of the impact, Hurricane Irma has on our community, it provides a great opportunity for all of us to prepare for a variety of incidents that could affect us.

Visit for more information and resources to help you prepare.

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