Durham Belt Line Trail Master Plan

Disaster Preparedness

All of the information below is from FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief. 

Prepare for Flooding During Hurricane Season

Stay prepared for possible flooding throughout hurricane season. Whether you live in a hurricane-prone area or not, heavy rains or flooding may still affect you.

Flooding can happen during any season. Some areas of the country are at greater risk at certain times of the year. While coastal areas are at higher risk for flooding during hurricane season, the Midwest is more at risk in the spring and during heavy summer rains. Ice jams occur in the spring in the Northeast and Northwest. Even the deserts of the Southwest are at risk during the late summer monsoon season.

The FEMA 2016 National Household Survey reports that 4 in 10 emergency plans include an evacuation plan. Make sure you and your family prepare with these tips from Ready.gov/Floods:

  • Know your flood risk.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, or to evacuate.
  • Make a flood emergency plan for the relevant type of local flood risk with plans such as evacuation, shelter, and locations for high ground.
  • Build or restock your emergency kit, including a minimum of three days of food and water, flashlight, batteries, cash, prescription medications and first aid supplies.
  • Consider buying flood insurance. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance do not typically cover flood damage.
  • Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

For more flood safety information, download the How to Prepare for a Flood guide and watch the When the Clouds Form video.


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Changes in ID Requirements

Applicants Sought for 2018 Durham Neighborhood College

Deadline to Apply Is August 3, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. – City and County employees work hard every day to provide quality services making Durham a great place to live, work, and play. Each organization has developed a strategic plan that provides a firm foundation for an excellent and sustainable quality of life.

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Pop-Up Street Redesign: Jackson St. & Estes St.

What Every Parents Should Know about Their Housing Rights

Give us Your Tires

The PAC3 Lynwood Best Award

At the April PAC 3 meeting, the PAC 3 Executive Committee presented the 2018 Lynwood Best Award to Conni Rivers. 

As an active member of PAC3 for more than 10 years, including serving on as co-facilitator and on the Executive Committee, Conni has worked tirelessly to make District 3 a stronger, safer community.

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City Hall on the Go Citizenship & Government April 2018

On Monday, April 16th, 2018 the City Manager, Thomas Bonfield, spoke to approximately 60 students at YE Smith Elementary School about the many ways the City of Durham has an impact on their life, from the Police Department to the tap water they drink.   The students were full of questions and even the teachers stated that they learned more about what City Government does!

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Go Triangle Light Rail Project Open Houses

GoTriangle is hosting two public meetings in April to provide an update on the line-wide appearance of Durham and Orange counties’ new light-rail line. Join us to see how our community may be celebrated through the architectural design of the light-rail system.

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