Up to the minute information regarding Hurricane Florence and how it relates to Orange County and our local area.

9/17/18 UPDATE: Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence have brought severe flooding to Chapel Hill and Orange County. Several roads have been barricaded off and high water has been reported in low-lying areas. UNC-Chapel Hill and local public schools have canceled classes for Monday due to the conditions. Chapel Hill transit has also suspended all services due to flooded roads. Residents are urged to stay off the roads during the storm.

Emergency contact info for Orange County and surrounding areas can be found here.

Hurricane preparedness: what residents need to know.

Information on shelters in Orange and Chatham counties can be found here. Orange County shelters are opening at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (9/12), while Chatham County shelters are opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday (9/13).

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NC Officials Say Flooding Far From Over

North Carolina officials say even though the sun is shining in parts of the state, major flooding is continuing in the aftermath of Florence and is expected to worsen in some areas. Gov. Roy Cooper says 16 rivers are at major flood stage Tuesday with an additional...

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9/17/18: Orange County Flooding in Pictures

Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence brought flooding to Chapel Hill and other parts of Orange County. Roads were closed and residents of some apartment complexes were forced to evacuate. The 97.9 The Hill WCHL crew took some photographs of flooding in the local...

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UNC Assisting Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

As Hurricane Florence's effects are finally beginning to be felt in Orange County, the slow-moving storm has been ravaging the Carolina coast for days. Starting Tuesday, September 18, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be accepting donations of...

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