UPDATED NOTICE: University Monitoring Tropical Storm Ian

Thursday, September 29, 2022

11:45 a.m. UPDATE -- At 11:20 a.m., the National Weather Service extended the tropical storm warning to cover inland New Hanover County, which includes UNCW's main campus.

11 a.m. -- In collaboration with the National Weather Service and state and local agencies, UNCW continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ian. Based on the current weather forecast, UNCW will follow normal business operations. Classes are in session for the remainder of today and Friday, Sept. 30.

Based on the storm’s current track, rough seas, gusty winds, an increased risk of rip currents and significant rainfall are expected along our local coastline as the system moves in. Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for area beaches, but not the city itself or for UNCW's main campus.

Several area school systems have adjusted their schedules for Friday, Sept. 30. Employees who need to alter their work schedules to care for children or for other storm-related reasons should discuss options with their supervisors.

We will continue to monitor the storm; and, at the present time, do not plan to fully open the Emergency Operations Center. 

Events planned to occur later this week and over the weekend are still on schedule, but locations and activities may be affected. Visit specific event websites for the latest information.

It’s always beneficial to be aware of campus emergency procedures and ensure your personal preparation plan is up to date.

As the storm evolves, the track could change and forecasted conditions could shift. More information will come as conditions warrant. The university will convey any necessary updates via campus email, the UNCW homepage, and the university’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Useful links:
New Hanover County
National Weather Service