Weather Update Archive

WINTER WEATHER JANUARY 3-5, 2018


January 5, 9:15 a.m.

BraveNation:

With the lingering effects of the recent Winter Weather, the university will operate on condition 1—reduced operations—from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, January 5.

UNC Pembroke will officially remain open; however, many non-mandatory operations may be substantially reduced.

The payment deadline for student accounts has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, January 5. Payments can still be made online, instructions to make a payment online can be found here.  

Classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, January 8 and residence halls will open Saturday at 1 p.m.. Housing staff will be available to assist students returning to residence halls at that time. We understand some students may live in more heavily impacted areas and encourage youto use your best judgement when making travel decisions to ensure personal safety.Check your routes and review safety tips from NCDOTprior to leaving, and travel to campus only in daylight hours until the winter weather advisories have been lifted.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff will remain a top priority. We will continue to monitor conditions and provide additional updates if warranted.

UNCP Employees:

With the lingering effects of the recent Winter Weather, the university will operate on condition 1—reduced operations—from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, January 5.

UNC Pembroke will officially remain open; however, many non-mandatory operations may be substantially reduced.

Non-mandatory employees have the option to report late, leave early, or not work at all based on their own personal circumstances. However, employees are responsible for informing their supervisors in a timely manner of all such decisions. Employees must code available leave for any work time missed during a Condition 1 status, unless their supervisor authorizes off-site work (e.g., teleworking) or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed time. 

Mandatory employees will be required to report to work if specifically directed by their supervisor.

Otherwise, mandatory employees will follow the same guidelines as their non-mandatory colleagues.

Employees can refer to the Adverse Weather Policy for additional information.

It is important that employees use best judgement when making travel decisions to ensure your personal safety. Check your routes before leaving, and review safety tips from NCDOT prior to traveling.

 


 

January 4, 9 a.m.

BraveNation:

As a result of the winter weather event yesterday evening, travel conditions remain dangerous in many areas. The university will remain on a condition 2 status—suspended operations—until 10 a.m. Friday, January 5.

Campus operations are suspended until Friday, January 5 at 10 a.m. This will impact services available.

The payment deadline for student accounts has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, January 5. Payments can still be made online, instructions to make a payment online can be found here.  

The safety of our students, faculty and staff will remain a top priority. We will continue to monitor conditions and provide additional updates if warranted.

 

UNCP Employees: 

The university will remain on a condition 2 status—suspended operations—until 10 a.m. Friday, January 5.

Condition 2 means the university will remain open on a very limited basis, but has formally suspended all but mandatory operations due to minimal staffing levels. Employees designated or temporarily assigned as mandatory must report to work as directed; all other employees may not report to work or must leave the workplace when this status takes effect. Employees must code available leave for any work time missed during a Condition 2 unless the supervisor authorized off-site work arrangements or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed work time.

For safety reasons, non-essential employees should remain home. Employees who are deemed essential (scheduled to work during the adverse weather event) will be communicated to by their managers or supervisors. Employees can refer to the Adverse Weather Policy for additional information.

 


January 3, 2:00 p.m.

BraveNation: Current forecasts indicate that winter precipitation will likely begin as a rain/snow mix late this afternoon/early evening and transition to snow throughout the night. The National Weather Service has indicated the storm will move rapidly through the area. However, travel may remain impacted into Thursday morning.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, UNC Pembroke will be operating on a condition 1 status—reduced operations. Beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 until 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, the university will operate on a condition 2 status—suspended operations.

Campus operations from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday are suspended. This will impact services available, please call individual offices before coming to campus through Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The payment deadline for student accounts has been extended to 5 p.m., Thursday, January 4 in light of the forecasted weather event.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff will remain a top priority. We will continue to monitor conditions and provide additional updates if warranted.

 

UNCP Employees: 

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, UNC Pembroke will be operating on a condition 1 status—reduced operationsCondition 1 is appropriate when an event has significant potential to or is already negatively impacting local area commuting, important campus services, or the efficient functioning of campus buildings and grounds. In this instance, it may be beneficial for the university to permit expanded flexibility for employees to report to work late, leave early, or not report at all, based on their own personal circumstances.

Employees should consider their travel routes and consult with supervisors and managers should they need additional travel time this afternoon. As always, we encourage you to make the best decision for your personal safety.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 until 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, the university will operate on a condition 2 status—suspended operations. Condition 2 means the university will remain open on a very limited basis, but has formally suspended all but mandatory operations due to minimal staffing levels. Employees designated or temporarily assigned as mandatory must report to work as directed; all other employees may not report to work or must leave the workplace when this status takes effect. Employees must code available leave for any work time missed during a Condition 2 unless the supervisor authorized off-site work arrangements or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed work time.

As a result, campus operations are suspended until 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, impacting services available.

Employees who are deemed essential (scheduled to work during the adverse weather event) should consult their supervisor or manager to determine their course of action and refer to the Adverse Weather Policy.

 



 

January 2, 2018 6 p.m.

BraveNation:

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of Southeastern North Carolina through Thursday morning. Current forecasts indicate snow/sleet is possible along the I-95 corridor in Southeastern North Carolina with the greatest impacts occurring east of 95. The snow/sleet will most likely occur late Wednesday evening.

The university will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with regional weather authorities.

UNC Pembroke is currently operating on a normal schedule and will update the campus community as forecasts develop. Safety of students, faculty and staff will remain the top priority. We encourage you to carefully monitor weather conditions in your area and make the best decisions for your personal safety.

For current campus weather conditions please visit:  http://robeson.weatherstem.com/uncp




HURRICANE IRMA

While our area was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, we may yet experience wind, thunderstorms and rain as a result of the extreme outer edges of the weather system.  


Class and activities will continue as scheduled this week. You should consider your personal safety prior to travelling. If conditions are more severe in your area and you anticipate missing class, please notify your professors or supervisors immediately.  


The university has relaxed attendance policies for the week of September 11-15. While you should not be penalized for class absences, you are responsible for any content or assignments missed during classes not attended.   


The university will continue to monitor the movement of Hurricane Irma and any potential tropical disturbances that could affect our area providing updates as necessary.  


Today those affected by Hurricane Irma throughout the southeast are in our thoughts. For information on how you can help recovery efforts for Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, please contact the Office of Civic and Community Engagement 910.521.6163 or cce@uncp.edu.  


The next update on Irma's impact will be issued this evening by 6 p.m 


LINKS OF INTEREST: 

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September 10, 6 p.m.


As Hurricane Irma makes landfall along Florida's western coast, we would like to remind you  all campus classes and scheduled activities will continue as planned. The university will operate under normal conditions this week.  

For more information, please review this morning's update below. 


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September 9, 2017 9:20 a.m.


With Hurricane Irma's imminent landfall on the western coast of Florida, all campus classes and scheduled activities will continue as planned. The university will operate under normal conditions this week.  

 

While classes have not been cancelled, we urge you to make the best decision for your personal safety. The university will relax attendance policies for the week of September 11-15. Should you have additional questions, you can submit questions to askUNCP@uncp.edu or contact the Office of Academic Affairs.  

 

We anticipate rain and wind early in the week as extreme outer parts of the weather system move through our area. Conditions in your area may be more severe than on campus, please contact your professors or supervisors immediately if you feel unsafe to travel.  

 

Should faculty, staff, parents, or students have questions, reports regarding traffic or conditions, or comments, please report those to askUNCP@uncp.edu. Answers to frequent questions will be posted at www.uncp.edu/askUNCP. All university updates will be posted to www.uncp.edu and www.uncp.edu/bravealert, please monitor closely. 

 

More information about the track of Hurricane Irma can be found at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

Traffic information can be found at https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?re=9 

 

The next update will be issued by 6 p.m. this evening. 

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As of September 9, 2017 5:20 p.m. there has been no significant change in the forecast for our region. While it is increasingly likely our area will experience minimal impacts from Hurricane Irma, the university will continue to observe and monitor the situation closely. For additional details, links to traffic monitoring options, and the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Irma forecast, please review the update below from this morning.

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September 9, 9:25 a.m.

BraveNation: 


Forecasters are increasingly confident of Hurricane Irma’s westward track through Florida, Georgia and into Tennessee. We would like to reiterate this does not mean our area is certain to be out of danger as hurricanes can change tracks frequently. The university will continue to monitor Irma closely along with weather and local authorities and issue updates accordingly.


Because of the significant changes in the forecast path, the university has delayed the decision about university operations to ensure the best information is available. The safety of our faculty, staff and students remains our top priority. While classes have not been cancelled, we urge you to make the best decision for your personal safety. In the event classes are not cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, the university will relax attendance policies for the week of September 11-15. 

 

Resident students who remain on campus will have access to campus services, including dining. Campus police will maintain a presence on campus as usual.  Should you have concerns, please contact Police and Public Safety at 910.521.6235. Resident students who remain on campus should contact their community directors regarding individual needs.

 

Should faculty, staff, parents, or students have questions, reports regarding traffic or conditions, or comments, please report those to askUNCP@uncp.edu. Answers to frequent questions will be posted at www.uncp.edu/askUNCP. All university updates will be posted to www.uncp.eduand www.uncp.edu/bravealert, please monitor closely.

 

More information about the track of Hurricane Irma can be found at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

 

Traffic information can be found at https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/RegionSummary.aspx?re=9. 

The next update will be issued by 6 p.m. this evening.


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September 8, 4:45 p.m.

BraveNation: 

Hurricane Irma’s track continues to take a more western route through Florida, Georgia and into Tennessee. We would like to reiterate this does not mean our area is certain to be out of danger as hurricanes can change tracks frequently. The university will continue to monitor Irma closely along with weather and local authorities and issue updates.

Because of the significant changes in the forecast path, the university will delay the decision about university operations to ensure the best information is available. The safety of our faculty, staff and students remains our top priority. While classes have not been cancelled, we urge you to make the best decision for your personal safety.

In the event classes are not cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, the university will relax attendance policies for the week of September 11-15. We understand some students who have returned to more western parts of the state may experience more severe impacts than our area.

If you feel staying on campus is the safest course of action, campus services, including dining, will continue. Campus police will maintain a presence on campus as usual.  Should you have concerns, please contact Police and Public Safety at 910.521.6235. Resident students who remain on campus should contact their community directors regarding individual needs.

Should faculty, staff, parents, or students have questions, reports regarding traffic or conditions, or comments, please report those to askUNCP@uncp.edu. Answers to frequent questions will be posted at www.uncp.edu/askUNCP. All updates will be posted to www.uncp.edu and www.uncp.edu/bravealert, please monitor closely.

More information about the track of Hurricane Irma can be found at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

The next update will be issued by 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

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September 8, 9:40 a.m.

BraveNation:

 

At this point, there is increasing confidence that the track of Hurricane Irma will turn toward the mainland of Florida. This does not mean our area is certain to be out of danger. This hurricane may yet change course again. The university will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma closely along with weather and local authorities and issue updates until the safety of our campus and community is certain.

 

The safety of our faculty, staff and students remains our top priority. While classes have not been cancelled, you must make the best decision for you personally and follow the course of action you believe is right for you. 

 

As a precautionary measure, we recommend that students leave campus this weekend following today’s classes, and not to return until the university has issued an all-clear to ensure your safety. In the event classes are not cancelled, the university will relax attendance policies for the week of September 11-15.

 

If you feel that staying on campus is the safest course of action, all campus services, including dining, will continue. Campus police will maintain a presence on campus as usual. Should you have concerns, please contact Police and Public Safety at 521.6235. Resident students who remain on campus should contact their community directors should they have individual needs.

 

Should faculty, staff, parents, or students have questions, reports regarding traffic or conditions, or comments, please report those to AskUNCP@uncp.edu. Answers to frequent questions will be posted at uncp.edu/askUNCP. All updates will be posted to uncp.edu and uncp.edu/bravealert.

 

The next update will be issued at 6 p.m. this afternoon.


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September 7, 5:30 p.m.

BraveNation:

The university continues to monitor Hurricane Irma closely along with weather and local authorities. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is our top priority. We strongly advise you to begin making preparations now in the event of possible impacts to our area.

While classes have not been cancelled, you must make the best decision for you personally. Students, consult with your families; employees, consult with your supervisors. Follow the course of action you believe is right for you. 

Should you choose to leave campus following your Friday classes, we advise you not to return until the university has issued an all clear to ensure your safety. In the event classes are not cancelled, the university will not penalize you academically for absences.

The next update will be issued at 10 a.m. Friday morning.


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September 7, 12:05 p.m.

#BraveNation:

As the track of Hurricane Irma becomes clearer, the university has determined some impacts to our area are likely. We understand some families may require additional time to make preparations and return home or to a safe location. At the conclusion of classes on Friday, we encourage students to consider leaving campus until an all clear is issued by the university.

A decision will be made regarding the potential cancellation of classes on Monday and Tuesday no later than 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Students who take advantage of additional preparation time over the weekend will not be academically penalized for missing classes on Monday and Tuesday, should a cancellation not be necessary.

As we continue to monitor the situation, updates will be issued no later than 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

In the message below, you will find preparedness resources and remember the following:

  • Students, faculty and staff should monitor their campus email. This is often the first way the university will communicate changes in status.
  • Monitor the UNCP website and the university's social media presence on LinkedInInstagramFacebook and Twitter. A backup weather alert and emergency message website hosted in an alternate location is also updated and available at uncp.edu/bravealert.
  • Note the Emergency Hotline at 910.521.6888. The recorded message will give brief details about weather-related information. 
  • In the event of an emergency requiring the immediate dissemination of information (e.g., seek shelter, etc.), the university will issue a text alert and automated phone call to all individuals whose information is on file. Please take a few moments to ensure your information is accurate and updated. This information will
  • Download the LiveSafe app on your smartphone or device to receive broadcast messages regarding the weather. For more information about LiveSafe, please visit uncp.edu/livesafe.
  • Some parking areas on campus are prone to flooding. These areas will be barricaded for your safety by campus police, please do not remove barricades. If campus police request the removal of your vehicle from an area, please do so immediately.
  • Staff and faculty scheduled for university-sponsored travel should consult their immediate supervisors to determine appropriate action.
  • Downloading the ReadyNC app can offer additional resources for preparedness. The ReadyNC mobile app is an all-in-one tool to help people get ready for everything from traffic jams to hurricanes and ice storms. 

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September 6, 12:05 p.m.


#BraveNation:

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is closely monitoring the potential risks to campus due to Hurricane Irma.

Currently, the university is operating on a normal schedule. Campus administrators will continue to evaluate the situation in coordination with weather authorities and local authorities. Should forecasts indicate a potentially dangerous situation, the university will take every precaution to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

The university will issue updates on Hurricane Irma as weather authorities release significant details on its path and expected impact to our area. Please be advised that the course of this storm has changed frequently since its development and could change again. It is important that you monitor all communication to ensure you have the most accurate information available. All updates will be posted in chronological order, beginning with the most recent first.

Please take a moment to review these hurricane preparation recommendations from UNCP's Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Download PDF




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