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UNCW Continues to Monitor Tropical Storm Nicole

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

UNCW continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole in collaboration with the National Weather Service and state and local agencies. According to storm track models, rain, windy weather, rough seas, and rip currents may affect the southeastern North Carolina coast through the weekend.  
 
The university is following its normal operating schedule at this time. Weather conditions could affect some campus event schedules. Visit specific event websites for the latest information. As the storm evolves, the track could change and forecasted conditions could shift. The university will convey any necessary updates via campus email, the UNCW homepage, and the university’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.  
 
Increased Risk of Rip Currents, Marginal Risk for Tornadoes  
National Weather Service forecasts indicate an increased risk of rip currents along the beaches near UNCW’s main campus. Avoid entering the ocean in affected areas until the threat has passed. Please visit the NWS rip current risk site for more information.  
 
Tropical weather conditions may increase the risk of tornadoes in the UNCW area. In the event of a tornado warning, the university will activate the UNCWAlert emergency notification system, which includes voice and text messages. During a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately. Move to an interior hallway or a room on the lowest floor of the building, avoid windows and take shelter beneath a desk or heavy furniture. Wait for an all-clear message from UNCW. Updates will be shared when available. All students and employees should keep cell phones charged and powered on for the duration of the storm.   
 
Useful links:  
Campus Emergency Procedures 
National Weather Service 
National Hurricane Center