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Chatham County, Siler City & Pittsboro Closings -- And When to Call 9-1-1

Post Date:09/13/2018 1:45 PM

CHATHAM COUNTYAll Chatham County government offices will be closed on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, with the exception of law enforcement and other essential personnel.  This includes all County parks, collection centers and libraries. 


The Town of Siler City Offices and the License Plate Agency will be closed today, Thursday, September 13 at 1 PM and Closed on Friday, September 14 due to Hurricane Florence.

Water bill late fees will not be added until September 20.

Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday or Friday. Regular service will continue next week, weather permitting. If you have pulled your bin to the road, please pull it back to your home or business and secure it.

You need to secure any items outside your home that are not tied down.  This includes: trash cans, lawn furniture, lawn ornaments, etc.

Areas of town that normally flood, will flood. Use caution if you must travel on the roads.

If you have any health issues, you need to make sure you will be able to sustain at home for at least three days.

Contact the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center for questions about shelters, non-life threatening situations, or other issues: 919-545-8162. If you experience a life threatening situation, please call 9-1-1.

We will determine whether we will open up the collection centers on Sunday at a later time, based on conditions.

TOWN OF PITTSBORO:  Link to Pittsboro information on closings and services. 


Chatham County is asking residents to not call 911 for non-emergencies during Hurricane Florence and its aftermath. Instead, officials ask people with questions to call the information line at 919-545-8162.

All 9-1-1 calls should involve emergencies needing immediate assistance such as:

  • A crime being committed
  • An ambulance is needed
  • Smoke or fire is visible and threatening life or home
  • Anytime life or property is in immediate danger

If you are in doubt a situation is an emergency, CALL 9-1-1. A telecommunicator will assist you in determining your need.


  • Ask about current storm location and conditions
  • Inquire about shelter information
  • Report or check on a power outage
  • Inquire about road conditions
  • Check on school or other closings

For general information and/or questions during Hurricane Florence, call 919-545-8162.

The county will answer calls during the storm, but if it is dangerous for public safety officers to respond, that will be taken into consideration to determine if help can be sent.