WEATHER ALERT: UNCW Campus Will NOT Evacuate

Friday, September 08, 2017

This message was sent via campus email to all UNCW students, faculty and staff.

2:15 p.m. -- While it is still too early to determine the exact track of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact for our area, the consensus among weather authorities is that the current track will not result in hurricane-level conditions for Wilmington. As such, an evacuation of UNCW's campus will not be necessary. Officials are confident that remaining in the Wilmington area is the best option, as conditions will likely be more hazardous in other locations. However, as always, you must make the best decision for you personally. Your safety is our primary concern, but you know your circumstances better than anyone. Throughout this weather event, follow the course of action you believe is right for you. 

Forecasts indicate moderate amounts of wind and rain between Sunday evening and Tuesday. Campus officials have coordinated decisions and actions with local and national authorities, and have prepared for possible impacts on campus. Please remain cautious. Rip current hazards remain high and there remains a possibility of localized flooding. Do not attempt to drive through standing water and do not go into any storm water runoff, which could be contaminated or present other hazards.
Until authorities have a better sense of impacts on campus and travel conditions, the university cannot make a decision regarding campus operations and classes on Monday. We will notify students and employees by Sunday if there will be any change in operations. Please continue to monitor your UNCW inboxes and the UNCW homepage and social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter), as well as local weather reports.
Thank you for your continued attention.