UPDATE: Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for UNCW Area Through 6:15 p.m.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Today UNCW is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Andrea as it makes its way through our region. At a 12:15 pm update, the National Weather Service extended the Tropical Storm Warning for New Hanover County and the surrounding areas to 6:15 pm. This means that tropical storm force winds (39 MPH or greater) are expected to occur until this time. Rain threats are still scheduled to diminish around 2:30 pm, but a Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening. People should continue to exercise caution when traveling locally and to be vigilant about a high risk of rip tide currents through tomorrow. Please monitor the local news media and the National Weather Service regarding current and imminent threats this weekend. This message will be updated this evening unless conditions warrant an earlier bulletin.

UNCW operates a number of crisis communication tools to provide the campus community with emergency and safety information. A selection of tools are used as conditions warrant. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to become familiar with these tools, which include:

  • Announcements on the UNCW Alert Google website, UNCW website and the Emergency and Safety website
  • Mass e-mail messages to UNCW addresses for faculty, staff and students
  • Mass text messages to personal cell phones (individuals must opt in via SeaPort)
  • Mass voice messages to personal cell phones (individuals must opt in via SeaPort)
  • Messages on campus TV channels
  • Outdoor warning sirens
  • Emergency Information Hotline updates: 910.962.3991 or toll free at 888.657.5751
  • Facebook announcements on the official university page
  • Twitter announcements from the official university account
  • "Breaking News" banner on the UNCW website
  • Entrance marquee (visible from College Road)