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Hurricane Florence Update Information

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IMPORTANT RECOVERY AND CLEAN UP RESOURCES:
Posted 9/21/18, 3:30 PM

We have started a resource page with information on cleanup and recovery.  It is very important to take precautions when your home or business has been flooded.  County teams will be out inspecting damaged areas starting September 24. We also have an an online survey to report damage to your property, farm or business. We will not longer update this page after today. 

FLOODED ROADS MUST BE INSPECTED BEFORE OPENED, 9/20/18, 4 PM

The NC Department of Transportation is only reporting a few roads in the county still closed due to flooding from Hurricane Florence. Several of these are cleared, but must be inspected by NCDOT before being reopened to traffic.  The best place to get current information is:  https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/regionsummary.aspx

RETURNING TO FLOODED BUILDING, 9/19/18, 10:17 AM

If your home or business sustained flood damage, please read this information about precautions you need to take:  CLICK HERE 

WREN MEMORIAL LIBRARY REOPENS, 9/19/18, 10 AM

The library in Siler City has reopened and will be open until 6 PM.

US 501/NC 87 SOUTH AT DEEP RIVER CLOSED,
9/18/18, 4 PM

NC DOT has closed the highway at the Deep River and has set up a detour route, using Mountain View Church Rd, Moncure-Pittsboro Rd, and US 1.

SOME SOUTHERN AREAS FLOODED & ISOLATED, 9/18/18, 2:45 PM

Emergency personnel have identified several areas in southern Chatham that are flooded and water not yet subsiding. This includes communities near the Deep River, including Indian Creek Estates, Carbonton and Gulf.  Click here for more information.

ALTERNATE PHONE CONTACT FOR SEVERAL OFFICES, 9/18/18, NOON

Several county offices are still having issues receiving calls from the public. As a temporary work around, residents can reach these departments or offices by calling 919-542-8261 and selecting a number assigned to the offices as shown below

1. Animal Services (includes shelter)
2. Solid Waste & Recycling
3. Board of Elections
4. Detention Center
5. Social Services

PHONE OUTAGES REMAIN, 9/18/18, 9 AM

Solid Waste & Recycling Main Office, Animal Services (including shelter, and the Detention Center still have a phone outage and are unable to receive incoming calls. Board of Elections and Social Services has intermittent issues with people not getting through. 

PHONE OUTAGES IN SOME OFFICES, 9/17/18, 9 PM

Several county offices have CenturyLink phone outages and are unable to get incoming calls.  These include: Solid Waste & Recycling Main Office, Animal Services (including shelter), Social Services and the Detention Center.  We are trying to have a temporary fix Tuesday morning. 

COUNCIL ON AGING RESUMES MEALS, 9/17/18, 8 PM

The Chatham County Council on Aging will provide group meals at the senior centers and home-delivered meals Tuesday, September 18. However, the continued closure of some roads means that they will not be able to get to every home on Tuesday.   

SILER CITY AREA CLOSURES, 9/17/18, NOON

Wren Memorial Library will not be open today due to hurricane damage. We are assessing and will have an update once that happens.  The Public Health Clinic in Siler City also is not open for clients today. 

PARKS & CANOE ACCESS UPDATE, 9/17/18, 10:15 AM

County parks are open, but are not the best shape for most activities. They have standing water and debris that has not been fully cleared.The Haw River Canoe Access areas will remain closed until further notice due to dangerous conditions.

COLLECTION CENTER UPDATE, 9/17/18, 
10:00 AM

The Goldston Collection Center is now closed due to power outage and flooding issues on the nearby roads. Others closed are Bonlee and Harpers Crossroads. Other collection centers are open. Also, the phones are out of order at the main Waste & Recycling Office near Pittsboro.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATES, 9/17/18,
7:03 AM

FLOODING: Numerous roads in Chatham County are flooded and impassable. Please be very cautious.  Here is a link to find NC Dept of Transportation information by county:  CLICK HERE

COUNTY OFFICES:  We expect that all couny offices will open on time this morning, but some may have limited staff or some facilities may not be accessible. Please call ahead to be sure. 
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTORY

Waste & Recycling Centers could be impacted by the flooded roads.  Please call ahead to make sure that yours is open. Here is a list with phone numbers. 

MAJOR FLOODING IMPACTING PARTS OF CHATHAM, 9/16/18, 8:15 PM

We continue to get reports of roadways and impassible due to heavy rains. While it is mostly impacting southern Chatham, other areas also have been affected. The situation will remain very hazardous until tomorrow afternoon.  CLICK HERE for more information on flooding and county operations tomorrow.

SUNDAY UPDATE, 9/16/18, 9:00 AM

The continuing hazard is flash flooding and river flooding.  Pleaes be alert and pay attention to rising waters. Rivers may be above flood stage later today and at peak tomorrow or Tuesday.  People in low-lying areas near the the Haw River and Deep River shoudl pay attention to river levels and be ready to evacuate.

CLOSURES:  County parks are closed today and all Haw River canoe access points are closed until further notice. County Waste & Recycling Centers are closed today, but will open at 7 AM Monday unless we find unexpected issues that delay openings for any of the centers.  

CHATHAM COUNTY PARKS TO REMAIN CLOSED SUNDAY; NEW INFO LINE
9/15/18, 4 PM

Chatham County Parks will remain closed Sunday, September 16th. For non-emergency issues related to Hurricane Florence, call 919-542-2911.

CHATHAM EMERGENCY SHELTERS NOW CLOSED
9/15/18, 3 PM

As of 3 pm Saturday, September 15, both emergency shelters in Chatham County (Chatham Middle School and Northwood High School) are closed. For questions related to Hurricane Florence or emergency sheltering, please call 919-542-2911.

Thank you to the many volunteers, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Chatham County staff who helped to set up and run the shelters.

UPDATE: CHATHAM INFORMATION LINE UP
9/15/18, 11:40 AM

The Chatham County Hurricane Florence Information Line, 919-545-8162, is back up.  For information and updates, call the information line or check www.chathamnc.org or @ChathamCountyNC on Twitter. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

HAW RIVER CANOE ACCESS CLOSED
9/14/18, 9:30 PM

Chatham County has closed canoe accesses on 15/501 and Highway 64 on the Haw River. More details here

FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE
9/14/18, 8:30 PM

While Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Chatham County Emergency Management urges people to stay at home as there is still a risk of flooding and flash flooding. Click here for more

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HELP DURING HURRICANE, 9/14/18, 2:00 PM

Click here to visit our Veteran Services page with 24/7 contact information during Hurricane Florence..

BE PREPARED FOR FLOODING ISSUES!! 9/14/18, 1:00 PM

The 11:30 AM briefing from the National Weather Service indicates that flash floods and river flooding are the biggest challenges for Chatham. Click here. 

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: 9/14/18, 9:00 AM

Update on current power outages, shelters and weather. Click here
Also, Daymark Recovery Clinic in Siler City is closed today. 

CHATHAM COUNTY & TOWN GOVERNMENT CLOSINGS
9/13/18 1:45 PM

Chatham County offices will be closed Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. This includes parks, libraries, and collection centers. Click here for more details.

WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1: Click here for guidance.

CHATHAM COUNTY WATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS DURING HURRICANE FLORENCE
9/13/18, 1:30 PM 

The Town of Siler City offices will be closed Thursday at 1 PM and Friday. Click here for more details.

REVISED SHELTER OPENING TIME & CANCELLATIONS, 9/12/18, 1:30 PM  Click here  
Spanish:  En español! 

TWO HURRICANE SHELTERS OPENING THURSDAY & FINAL PREPARATION:  9/11/18, 2 PM, Click here
Spanish:  En español 

This news item covers information on two county shelters openings and final actions residents should take before the end of Wednesday.  One shelter will accept pets on first come-first serve basis.

COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER HAS CLOSED, 9/11/18, Click here

Will be closed until reopened after the hurricane.

CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING RESCHEDULED  

The meeting originally slated for September 17, 2018 has been cancelled. The regular session has been rescheduled for September 24, 2018 at 6 PM.  No work sesson. 

CHATHAM COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED:  9/10/18, 4:00 PM  Click here