Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence have caused flooding in Chapel Hill and Orange County on Monday morning.
Residents of two buildings at Estes Park Apartments in Carrboro were forced to evacuate due to flooding. Carrboro Fire Rescue confirmed that two residents opted to be evacuated on a transit bus, while the rest chose to relocate on their own.
Residents are also evacuating flood-prone areas such as Airport Gardens on MLK Jr. Boulevard and Camelot Village on S. Estes Drive.
Emergency responders in Chapel Hill rescued a motorist who was trapped in his vehicle from Eubanks Road at MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Overnight rains from Hurricane Florence have caused flooding and road closures in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads during the storm.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Chatham County Schools have already announced that classes today will be canceled. UNC-Chapel Hill announced yesterday that today’s classes would be canceled as well.
Chapel Hill transit has also suspended all services on Monday until further notice due to flooding.
This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available.