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Town of Chapel Hill Services Update: 6:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21

Post Date:02/21/2020 6:21 AM

Town of Chapel Hill offices will remain closed to the public until 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

  • Chapel Hill Transit will resume on a limited schedule beginning at 9 a.m.
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    • NS (serving Eubanks and Southern Village park and rides)
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    • S (serving Friday Center park and ride)
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    • The 420 will not operate.
    • Demand Response (EZ Rider) will begin no earlier than 10am.
    • Other routes will come on line as conditions and staffing allows and will be updated at www.townofchapelhill.org/transit and at www.twitter.com/chtransit.
  • Chapel Hill Public Library will open at 10 a.m. There are no late fees for the time the library was closed.
  • Parks & Recreation facilities will open at 10 a.m. However, the Homestead Aquatic Center and the Community Center pool will remain closed on Friday due to ongoing maintenance.
  • Yard waste collection for Friday is canceled. The normal schedule will resume Monday. Commercial solid waste collection will be postponed until Saturday.

Local Schools

  • UNC-Chapel Hill will continue Condition 2 – Suspended Operations/Classes Canceled until 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. For additional information, visit alertcarolina.unc.edu or unc.edu.
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools are closed Friday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit chccs.org.

For more Town of Chapel Hill information, please visit townofchapelhill.org/emergency.

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Good Neighbor Liaisons

The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for residents who would like to share and exchange information between the Town and residents in their neighborhoods and homeowners associations. Registered participants will receive emails from the Town to share with their neighbors. townofchapelhill.org/residents/neighborhood-liaison-form

Shelters

Orange County is responsible for establishing emergency shelters due to extreme weather and power outages. For more information, visit orangecountync.gov/650/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.

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Resources in Orange County

American Red Cross

State and National Resources

What is a State of Emergency?

A state of emergency is a procedure that allows emergency processes and funding to be put in place to allow immediate response to emergency situations.
 
A state of emergency can be declared before or after an emergency takes place in an area. It can be declared at all levels of government (federal, state, and local).
 
North Carolina State Law , Chapter 166A, Article 1A, Part 4 empowers local governments to enact ordinances to declare states of emergency and restrict certain activities during the emergency in order to address public safety concerns arising due to the emergency.  The Town Code of Ordinances, Chapter 11, Article V, delegates authority to declare a state of emergency to the Mayor.
 
Often, a local governing body declares a state of emergency ahead of major events that can be anticipated (ex. winter weather and tropical storms) so the resources can be available as early as possible. Sometimes it is necessary to declare a state of emergency due to an unanticipated event such as a large fire, major water main break, or major accident. This declaration is the initial step in accessing state and federal support, should it become necessary.

 

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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