Before every big rain event, the Drainage Crew checks for debris in creeks across Town. To help prepare for Hurricane Dorian, the crew removed this blockage in Bolin Creek last week. Today (Sept. 4), they will be checking Morgan Creek.
Hurricane Dorian | 2 p.m. 9/3/19 update
Town to Activate Call Center and Chapel Hill Connect App
The National Weather Service in Raleigh is forecasting impacts from Hurricane Dorian to begin in our area on Thursday afternoon. Tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall are expected through Friday.
The Town of Chapel Hill will have facilities and resources on hand to respond to downed trees, traffic signals that are without power, and flooding.
Stay tuned to your local media and social media outlets.
For the latest forecast, visit https://www.weather.gov/rah/
For non-emergency questions related to Hurricane Dorian, the Town of Chapel Hill will open a call center on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The number is 919-969-5005.
If you have an emergency and need immediate attention, call 911.
Chapel Hill Connect
Report issues 24 hours a day via Chapel Hill Connect townofchapelhill.org/i-want-to/report and access the Hurricane Dorian category. Report issues such as blocked storm drains, downed trees, traffic signal outages, and flooding.
Hurricane Dorian | 1:15 p.m. 9/3/19 update
The Town of Chapel Hill is encouraging residents to prepare for any impacts Hurricane Dorian could have on our area from Wednesday through Friday.
For the latest forecast, please visit weather.gov/rah/tropical.
The Town will have facilities and resources on hand to respond to downed trees, traffic signals that are without power, and flooding. If you are aware of any storm drains or creeks that are blocked with debris, please see Chapel Hill Connect townofchapelhill.org/i-want-to/report to report these issues early this week. If the reports are received when the storm arrives there may not be time to address it.
Emergency Management Coordinators
Town of Chapel Hill
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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/650/Disaster-Emergency-Preparedness.Utilities
- Duke Energy
Report a power outage: 1-800-PowerOn (English) or 1-866-4-APAGON (Spanish).
Outage map: duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages
- Piedmont Electric
pemc.org or 800-222-3107
- Dominion Energy (formerly PSNC Energy)
dominionenergy.com/ or 877-776-2427
919-968-4421 or owasa.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapel Hill Transit
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: 919-9627-8211 or chccs.k12.nc.us or twitter.com/chccs or facebook.com/ChapelHillCarrboroCitySchools/
- Orange County Schools: 919-732-8126 or orangecountyfirst.com or twitter.com/OrangeCoSchools
Resources in Orange County
- Chapel Hill: 919-968-2743 or townofchapelhill.org or twitter.com/chapelhillgov
- Carrboro: 919-942-8541 or townofcarrboro.org or twitter.com/carrborotowngov
- Hillsborough: 919-732-1270 or hillsboroughnc.gov or twitter.com/HillsboroughGov
- Orange County Emergency Services: 919-245-6100 or during emergencies 919-245-6111
readyorange.org and twitter.com/ocncemergency
- Orange County Health Department: 919-245-2400 or orangecountync.gov/health or twitter.com/OrangeHealthNC
- UNC-Chapel Hill: 919-962-2211 or unc.edu or 843-1234 (Weather Hotline) or alertcarolina.unc.edu
American Red Cross
State and National Resources
- Ready North Carolina: readync.org
- OR in Spanish: readync.org en espanol
- National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov/
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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.