WEATHER ALERT: UNCW Main Campus Under Tropical Storm Watch

Thursday, September 01, 2016

8:55 a.m. – Due to the projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine, a tropical storm watch is in effect for the UNCW campus and surrounding communities. UNCW, in collaboration with the National Weather Service, and other campus and community partners, will continue to monitor the storm. At this time, no changes are planned to the university’s operating schedule, and updates will be provided as conditions warrant. Please see individual event websites for specific information.

The storm’s projected path indicates heavy rains and wind gusts of 50-55 mph. Hazardous roads and potential flood conditions are possible, beginning during the late afternoon on Friday, Sept. 2 and continuing through early Saturday, Sept. 3. A flash flood watch will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. 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 exercise caution until the storm passes. As always, students who do not feel comfortable traveling to or from classes should use their best judgment and contact their instructors. Faculty and staff should consult the Adverse Weather Policy (Condition 1) to determine their best personal course of action.

Should conditions change, the university will respond accordingly. Additional updates will be posted as conditions warrant. 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. Additional updates are scheduled for 5 p.m. today, Sept. 1.