Exchange swimming pool parking lot (Umsted Rd.) on Sunday

ORANGE COUNTY – Barry Jacobs, chair of the Orange County Commissioners, declared a State of Emergency for Orange County Tuesday as a result of the severe flooding in Chapel Hill and Carrboro over the weekend.

As of Monday night, 30 residents were being housed at Smith Middle School, which the County set-up as a shelter.

Darshan Patel, Orange County Emergency Management coordinator, spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck to explain how the County is responding to the flooding and what the community can do to help.

Listen here: