When Chapel Hill had a short-lived water crisis in 2017, my roommate Maddy and I were in my car and on the way to her parents' house near Asheville within 30 minutes of learning the news. This storm was no different. Today, we packed up the Babe Mobile™ and drove to my grandparents' house without batting an eye.
We were in their house for a good 10 minutes before we reverted back to exactly how we spend every other night in Chapel Hill — slouching in a chair and working on the DTH. Ah, the change of pace is nice.
If you're staying in Chapel Hill and on campus through Hurricane Florence, remain aware and safe. To prepare, check out this story on staying safe and prepared on campus, from dining halls to transportation around town.
What other hurricane info are you looking for?
General preparedness? University assistant editor Taylor Buck has got you covered. To find information on what foods to have on hand, how to prepare for flooding and how to save battery life on your electronics, look here.
An update on your plans? Here's a running list of what has been canceled or postponed so far, including UNC football's game against UCF that was originally scheduled for this Saturday. P.S. If you bought tickets to that game, you should be getting automatically refunded.
In remembrance of Sept. 11
Yesterday, UNC's General Alumni Association honored the six UNC alums whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. One of those alums was the uncle of Dylan Melisaratos, a first-year at UNC, who spoke of his uncle at the event.
First responders and Town officials gathered yesterday morning to honor first responders past and present — both those who gave their lives during Sept. 11, and those who are preparing to provide aid during Hurricane Florence this week.
Things to do
Call up your friends and tell them it's Sept. 18, not Sept. 15, now. PlayMaker's "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood" will now be opening next Tuesday, after it was postponed due to the hurricane.
"This is the only thing I've ever had any faith in"
Florence + The Machine
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