WEATHER ALERT: UNCW Monitoring Hurricane Irma, Other Tropical Systems in the Atlantic

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

12:45 p.m. --- UNCW officials are monitoring the track of Hurricane Irma and the development of other tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean.

While direct impacts on the Wilmington area appear unlikely at this time, they are not impossible, given the storm’s size and intensity. There remains an increased risk of rip currents along the beaches near UNCW’s main campus. Please visit the National Weather Service rip current risk site before heading to the beach.

At this point, a campus evacuation is unlikely, but not impossible. In the event that an evacuation is required, students will be notified with no fewer than 6 hours of daylight driving time. More information about the university’s evacuation policies is available hereNow is also a good time to review campus emergency procedures and your personal preparation plan.  

Students are encouraged to share updates with family and friends so that they remain informed about campus conditions and the university’s response to a potential weather event.

While there is no further information available at this time, updates will be shared as authorities develop confidence in the track of the storm and/or conditions change significantly. Please continue to monitor your UNCW inboxes and the UNCW homepage and social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter). In the event of closings or cancellations, we will also activate the Emergency Information Hotline at 1.888.657.5751.