WEATHER ALERT: Prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2:45 p.m. - UNCW, in collaboration with the National Weather Service, New Hanover County and other campus and community partners, is monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine. At this time, no changes are planned to the university’s operating schedule, and updates will be provided as conditions warrant.

Depending on the storm’s final track, heavy rains, strong winds and potential flood conditions may affect the North Carolina coast near UNCW’s main campus and the Onslow County extension site Friday morning, Sept. 2, through Saturday morning, Sept. 3. Area beaches are already affected by dangerous rip currents. Stay out of the water as directed by signage and safety personnel.

Potential hazards during tropical weather and flash floods include downed tree branches; standing water; slick surfaces, particularly on steps and walkways; and debris. Do not attempt to drive through standing water. Do not enter standing water on foot; there may be significant risks of infection or electrocution. Be mindful of traffic impacts and proceed with caution and patience.
Students, faculty and staff are advised to prepare for the tropical storm's potential impact on conditions in the area. Environmental Health & Safety has posted several useful checklists and other resources for storm preparations.

Please continue to monitor the UNCW homepage, the UNCW Alert website, Facebook and Twitter for information. The Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 will only be activated in the event of delays or closures.