UNCW Alert: University is Monitoring Tropical Storm Erika; Forecasts Indicate Low Probability of Local Impact over the Weekend

Friday, August 28, 2015

UNCW is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Erika in partnership with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C. Current storm projections indicate Erika is not expected to impact the Cape Fear region over the weekend. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) will continue to work with local, state and federal agencies to track the storm’s progress and additional information will be shared with the campus community as warranted.

As you plan for the remainder of hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30, take time to review the EH&S emergency preparedness brochure and other resources about hurricanes and severe weather. Students, faculty and staff may also sign up to receive emergency text messages. The instructions to register your number are below:

  • Log into mySeaPort

  • Click "Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts" in the left-hand navigation

  • Provide/update personal information

  • Click "Submit."

Discontinue emergency notifications:

To discontinue emergency text messages, reply “STOP UNCW” to the test message. To remove your phone number and/or email address from the emergency list, send a request to