Statement from Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt re: Flooding in Chapel Hill

Post Date:07/01/2013
Heavy and persistent rains throughout the day on Sunday led to flooding in several areas of Town resulting in some temporarily impassible roadways/intersections and power outages. The floodwaters displaced about 40 residents and caused damage to some public buildings and property, including Town Hall. Staff from the Town, Orange County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Red Cross and other agencies have worked together closely to clear debris, reopen streets and relocate residents affected by the flooding. At this time, all reported issues have been or are currently being addressed and all Town services are operating on a regular schedule. A temporary shelter has been established at Smith Middle School for any displaced residents

Crews remain in the field assessing flood damage and clearing away debris as necessary in preparation for the potential for more rain and flooding. Members of the community are cautioned to avoid areas where standing water remains and to contact 911 in the event of an emergency or if you notice rapidly rising waters. Please report blocked storm drains or other damage to the Town’s Public Works Department by calling 919-969-5100. Community members who wish to volunteer or otherwise offer assistance are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross at 919-942-4862.
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