Florence Preparation, Information and Response

press briefing


Alert Durham



September 12 - 6:25 p.m.

City Operations To Resume Normal Schedule Monday, Sept. 17

Durham City Hall and all non-emergency operations will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13., and be closed on Friday, Sept. 14 due to Hurricane Florence.

Normal operations will resume on Monday, Sept. 17.

 Follow @AlertDurham on Facebook and Twitter and visit https://www.alertdurham.com for all updates throughout the duration of this storm.
 
Sept. 13 - 2:30 p.m.

DPR Hours of Operation


Recreation Centers and Aquatic Facilities will be closed to the public Thursday, September 13-Sunday, September 16. They will reopen during normal business hours on Monday, September 17.

The Durham Parks and Recreation Administration Office will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, and remain closed on Friday, September 14. The Administration Office will reopen during normal business hours on Monday, September 17.

As of Tuesday, September 11, the Edison Johnson Recreation Center is closed until further notice. Parents with children in school-age care programs will be contacted regarding location changes for after school programs.

City Lakes will be closed Friday, September 14-Monday, September 17.

The following park gates will be locked and closed to vehicles beginning Thursday, September 13 at noon.

  • Whippoorwill Park
  • Piney Wood Park
  • Red Maple Park
  • Valley Springs Park
  • Twin Lakes Park
  • Wrightwood Park
  • Indian Trail Park
  • West Point on the Eno
  • Old Chapel Hill Road Park
  • C.M. Herndon Park
If you visit any of our parks by foot, please be aware of potentially dangerous conditions from falling limbs or flooded streams. Park gates will be reopened by staff beginning Monday, September 17 after inspecting for dangerous trees, damage, flooding, or other unsafe conditions.

Please continue to check our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for weather related updates.


September 13 - 9:30 a.m.
Hurricane Florence Parking Update

In light of the looming storm, City parking operations will close on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m., be closed on Friday, Sept. 14, and will resume normal operations on Monday, Sept. 17.

During this time, parking will be free at on-street parking meters and in the City surface lots and parking garages.

The Office of Public Affairs will keep everyone updated through the City's website, official Facebook and Twitter accounts and the television news stations, WRAL-TV, WTVD-TV and the Durham Television Network.
 
September 12, 2018 - 10 a.m.

Durham Announces Solid Waste Collection Changes Due to Hurricane Florence



The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is suspending all curbside collection services for Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14 due to Hurricane Florence.

Additionally, the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), located 2115 E. Club Blvd., will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Weather and road conditions permitting, curbside collections will resume on Monday, Sept. 17, at which time garbage and recycling customers not collected on Thursday, Sept. 13 will be serviced. Yard waste and bulky services customers not collected on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14, will be serviced on Monday, Sept. 17.

The City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will also re-open as soon as weather and road conditions allow.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergency notifications directly at https://alertdurham.com, and to follow @AlertDurham on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for continuous information and emergency updates about City of Durham and Durham County operations throughout the duration of this storm.