Emergency Resources (Carrboro Ready)

Emergency information and resources are available below.

Orange County Emergency Services responds to emergencies within the Town of Carrboro.

If a situation poses a threat to someone's safety, call 911.

  1. Key Contacts
  2. Report Problems
  3. Emergency Notifications
  4. Town Service Changes
Resources for Carrboro include: 
  1. Storm Resources
  2. Cold Weather Resources
  3. Preparedness Resources
Several government agencies offer online disaster information
  1. Shelters
  2. Pets & Service Animals
Orange County officials work with the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross to open emergency shelters when the need arises. 
  • There are two primary shelters at Smith Middle School, 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill; and Orange Middle School, 308 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough. 
  • Those needing special assistance in a disaster should call 919-245-2884 to register for assistance before a disaster strikes.
  • Shelter locations may change depending on the emergency.
  • Listen to the radio for further directions concerning shelter openings (see the "stay informed" section of this page).
  • Shelters will have food and water but will not have easy access to medications or other personal needs.
  • Emergency transportation can be provided by calling 919-245-6100.
  • Bring the following to a shelter: Photo ID, medications, insurance, bedding and towels, comfortable clothing, personal radios with headphones, games, speciality items for your personal needs. 
  • Do not bring weapons, illegal drugs, candles or valuables.
  • Smoking is not allowed inside the shelter.