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Post-Flooding & Emergency Resources

Post-Flood & Emergency Resources for Downtown Chapel Hill

Post-Flood & Emergency Resources for Downtown Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
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Emergency Contact Information for Your Business/Property:
In the event of an emergency and the police or fire department need to contact a business/property owner, it is important to make sure that the Orange County Emergency Management (911 Emergency) has a current phone number and contact name for your business or property. 
Call (919) 732-5063 (24hr line) or 919-245-6100 (M-F/8AM to 5PM line) to update that information. These lines are answered by the 911 Communications Center Staff.
After the rain and flooding from this weekend, with potentially more on the way, the Downtown Partnership is reaching out to our businesses, organizations, and residents to share information and resources, as well as to check on how you are doing! 
Please let us know if we can be of any help - call 919-967-9440, email Meg McGurk at or Bobby Funk at  
Post-Flood Resources
Our friends at the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce have compiled an excellent list of resources to share:

CODE RED: Emergency Notification 

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows the Town of Chapel Hill to telephone all or targeted areas of the Town in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a weather emergency, boil-water, missing child or evacuation notices). Residents are able to input an unlisted number, cell phone number, or other secondary phone number into the system for contact during an emergency situation. 

Register your number today online.

From Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue:

Given the likelihood of additional precipitation over the next 36-48 hours, we would encourage folks to remain vigilant as they begin moving around the community.  We understand that they want to get into their places of business to assess things, but we still have power outages at a number of intersections, as well as the potential for trees to come down due to the heavily saturated ground. 


Local emergency services crews have responded to natural gas leaks, trees on power lines, trees down and blocking roadways, automatic fire and burglar alarms, house leaks and basement floods.  Major flooding occurred in the Camelot Village and Brookwood Condominium, and University Mall areas as well as the Eastgate shopping center. The lower level of the Town of Chapel Hill's Town Hall also sustained flooding waters measured at approximately 24 inches.


The Town is preparing for the next batch of rain anticipated later tonight with personnel and services to assist with emergency needs. We want to remind everyone to not try to drive in standing water nor walk through water that is knee-deep. Also be very cautious of water drains that may be located below flooding waters. If you need assistance to evacuate from a dangerous area, call 911.


Local media outlets are doing a good job keeping up with closures, power outages, etc., so we would encourage residents to monitor those.  The Town of Chapel Hill will continue to  share information as it becomes available.

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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring the resources of the Town, University and downtown community together to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or