Officials Monitoring Forecasts of Heavy Rain

Flash flood watch for Durham County to last until tomorrow morning

Update at 1:15 p.m.: Elevators in the Trent Hall are not functioning after water flooded elevator pits. They'll resume fuction after water is removed.

Original story as follows

Duke officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and forecasts for the area. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Durham County that will last until 6 p.m. today. A flash flood watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Dec. 31.

Current forecasts indicate that heavy rainfall my dump one to two inches of rain today on already saturated soil, causing water accumulation, especially among low lying and poor drainage areas. Some lightning is expected in the area, but no severe weather is forecasted at this time.

A men’s basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium is on schedule to be played at 4 p.m. and the Health System will continue full operations. All motorists traveling to and around campus are advised to allow for extra travel time due to the rain.

In the event of severe weather, Duke will send a text and email notification to students, faculty and staff. If the warning area includes Duke's main campus, the outdoor sirens will also be activated along with text and email notifications to direct individuals to seek shelter immediately.

For more information about Duke's emergency response plan for severe weather, visit the DukeALERT website.