The Town of Carrboro is closely monitoring Hurricane Ian to respond to potential impacts from severe weather beginning Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2.
Currently the most significant risk is heavy rains and possible localized flash flooding. There is the potential for gusty winds throughout the incident, with minimal potential for damaging winds from Friday through Sunday. There is the very slight risk of isolated tornadic activity.
Check for news and weather updates at weather.gov/rah/. A detailed storm tracker can be found here: https://zoom.earth/storms/ian-2022/.
Access emergency information from agencies serving Carrboro at https://townofcarrboro.org/2633/Emergency-Resources-Carrboro-Ready
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Carrboro Music Festival
Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department organizers of the Carrboro Music Festival on Sunday, Oct. 2, have posted information in the event of rain. Many of the venues for the music festival are indoors and those should not be affected unless we were to experience widespread power loss. Some outdoor venues have an option to move indoors. Those outdoor venues that do not have an indoor option may be cancelled if we receive heavy rain or high wind with rain that may affect sensitive electrical equipment and instruments.
Any schedule changes will be communicated via the website at www.carrboromusicfestival.com along with the Town’s social media channels. The Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Weather Information Line will also be used in the event of a cancellation or change in scheduling. That number is 919-918-7373.
The Town of Carrboro’s Public Works and Stormwater Management teams are clearing many culverts and storm drains to reduce flooding. Just as crews check for issues on public property, residents can help ensure the drainage systems in their yards and neighborhoods continue functioning properly during and after a storm.
- If you experience flooding, use the online reporting form at https://tocgis.ci.carrboro.nc.us/Carrboro/FloodReport/ If it is an emergency situation contact 911.
- Contact the Stormwater Hotline at 919-913-2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stormwater Service Requests can also be requested online at https://townofcarrboro.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-Department-23/Stormwater-Service-Request-134
Reporting Power Outages
A power outage is NOT an emergency. Please call your local power company to report an outage.
Duke Energy - https://www.duke-energy.com/outages
- Contact the Customer Service line at 800-777-9898 to report and learn why there is an outage.
- Sign up for text messages to alert you of outages at your home, the estimated restoration time, and (afterward) the cause. Text OUT to 57801.
- Use the Duke Energy app. https://www.duke-energy.com/home/products/duke-energy-app
- Call 800-449-2667 or 800-222-3107.
- Voice instructions will direct you through the system.
- Online: https://pemc.smarthub.coop/Login.html Text “pemc” to 800-222-3107. Then text “#out” to report an outage. For outage updates, text “#status”.