National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for UNCW and
surrounding areas from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, July
24. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s or higher this
afternoon. Combined with high humidity, these temps will produce heat
index values from 105 to 109 degrees. As these conditions are expected
to last for several days, caution is advised throughout the week. Excessive heat can be dangerous, with several days of it taking a cumulative toll on the body.
Symptoms of heat-related illness include dehydration, exhaustion, dizziness, fever and fainting.To reduce the chance of heat-related illness:
- Limit time outdoors
- Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours
- Monitor yourself and others for signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
- Wear light weight, loose fitting clothing
- Drink plenty of water
- Schedule frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments if working outdoors in high heat
overcome by the heat should be immediately moved to a cool and shaded
location. For more information about heat stress, visit http://uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/heatstress.html. For more information, contact Environmental Health & Safety at (910) 962-3057.
Alert! Sent on 9 Jul 2012. As of July 9, 2012 at 1:20 a.m., an ALL CLEAR has
been issued for the UNC Wilmington campus in regards to the report issued
around midnight by University Police.
enforcement officers have cleared the scene. The previous warning has been
future incidents, monitor your cell phone, email, UNCW homepage (www.uncw.edu), UNCWAlert page (www.uncw.edu/alert), the Emergency Information Hotline at
910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751, and local media.
Alert! Sent on JULY 9 2012 at 12:03 am.
Police have received reports of an armed suspect on campus near Hurst Drive.
this area if possible and use caution while traveling on campus. Take shelter
in a secure location and stay away from windows and secure doors if concerned.
Emergency personnel are responding to the situation.
do not contact the University to seek additional information, as university
officials and emergency responders are busy addressing safety concerns.
Excessive phone calls may delay response.
your cell phone, email, UNCW homepage (www.uncw.edu),
UNCWAlert page (www.uncw.edu/alert),
the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751, and local
media. Updated information will be shared as it becomes available.
On Friday, June 15 at 3 p.m., UNCW will conduct a growl test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System. A growl is a short activation of the five campus sirens that lasts approximately 30 seconds at a partial volume. This test will help ensure that the sirens are working properly.
No action will be required when the growl sound is heard during a test. The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor emergency warning tool and may not be audible inside all university buildings. If the siren sounds in an actual emergency, immediately take shelter indoors, seek further information and wait for an all-clear notification.
In a real emergency, emergency notifications may be sent in conjunction with the siren. To sign up to receive emergency notifications on your phone:
1. Log into mySeaPort.
2. Scroll down and click "Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts" in the left-hand navigation.
3. Provide/update personal contact information.
4. Click “Submit.”
For more information on the Seahawk Warning Siren System, visit http://www.uncw.edu/ehs/siren.html.
|The 2012 Hurricane Season officially begins today, June 1, and will last through November 30. Based on the forecast models of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center, this year's storm season is predicted to be near normal, with a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms. Four to eight of those storms are projected to be hurricanes.
The key to a safe hurricane season is preparation. As seen with the development of tropical storms Alberto and Beryl this month, the campus and community should be prepared for tropical activity at any time during the year.
The university prepares year-round for hurricane season, and asks that all departments and individuals help ensure their safety and that of students by taking the following steps this week and throughout the year:
- Review emergency plans, including those specific to hurricane operations, and related materials provided on the UNCW hurricane website.
- Make sure all employees are familiar with safety information, provide training for new employees about hurricane preparation procedures, and print and post safety materials for employees with limited web access.
- Update staffing changes and emergency contact information.
- Ensure a supply of plastic trash bags is on hand for distribution to all staff to cover equipment and supplies in advance of a hurricane.
- Check emergency supply inventory. Order any needed items. Make personnel aware of these supplies and where they are stored.
- Remind all employees of key UNCW Alert communication tools used in the event of a hurricane emergency. Students, faculty and staff should check email, the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991, the UNCW Alert website and local media for updates related to closings, schedule changes, issues with travel on campus or use of the Adverse Weather Policy.
- Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to voluntarily sign up for emergency notification messages. To do so, log into mySeaPort, click “Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts” in the left-hand navigation and provide/update personal contact information. This information will be used only for emergency notifications and periodic tests of the UNCW Alert system.
Faculty and staff, check @UNCW frequently for additional hurricane preparedness tips and instructions.
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov/
UNCW Hurricane Information: http://uncw.edu/ehs/hurricanes.html
UNCW Emergency Management: www.uncw.edu/emergencymanagement
If you have questions or need more information, contact Environmental Health & Safety at x23057.
A man with a rifle was seen in the vicinity of Carleton Place, near
the UNCW campus. Take shelter immediately and seek further
information. Monitor your phone, the UNCW home page, the Emergency
Information Hotline at 888-657-5751 and local media for updates as
information is available.
A gunman is/Gunmen are on the UNCW main campus now, Hardee's just off
campus, 1158 PM, Monday, November 14, 2011. Immediately go to a safe and secure
location. Stay away from windows. Lock doors. Emergency personnel are
responding. Additional information will follow when available. Monitor your
phone, the UNCW homepage, www.uncw.edu/alert,
the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 and local
THIS IS A
TEST of the UNCW Alert emergency notification system at 12:05 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. This is ONLY a test of the Seahawk Warning Siren
System and UNCW Alert emergency communication tools. No action needs to
be taken at this time.
siren sounds in an actual emergency, seek shelter immediately and stay
sheltered until the all clear tone sounds. Monitor your cell phone, the
UNCW homepage, www.uncw.edu/alert, the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 and local media for updated information.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at noon, UNCW will conduct a full volume test of the
Seahawk Warning Siren System and UNCW Alert emergency communication tools. The test will include text messages, automated phone calls, a blast email and
Students, faculty and staff will only receive
UNCW Alert emergency text messages and voice mails during the test or in a real
emergency by voluntarily registering for the service via mySeaPort:
- Login to mySeaport.
- Click “Register to Receive UNCW Emergency
Texts” on the left-hand side of the page.
- Enter your personal contact information (which will be
secure and will only be used for emergency communications).
- Click “Submit.”
The siren test will last approximately 4 to 5
minutes. No action is required when the siren sounds at this time. The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor
emergency warning tool and may not be audible inside all university buildings. If
the siren sounds in an actual emergency, immediately take shelter indoors, seek
further information and wait for an all-clear notification. For more
information, contact UNCW Environmental Health & Safety at 910.962.3057 or
an actual emergency, refer to the UNCW homepage, the UNCW Alert site, www.uncw.edu/alert and the UNCW Alert
Emergency Information Hotline at 888.657.5751 for the most up-to-date
12 Noon EST, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 UPDATE: The
UNCW campus continues to assess damage and restore services after
Hurricane Irene. The campus curfew will be lifted and students may leave
the residence halls at 12 noon. The campus will reopen at 2 p.m., with
services available in Randall Library, Fisher Student Center, Fisher
University Union and Wagoner Dining Hall. Campus Dining will provide
food services for students on campus.
Emergency Operations Center is conducting building assessments and
responding to reports of downed trees, power outages and roof leaks.
Leak repair and removal of trees and limbs is taking place to prepare
for the 2 p.m. opening of campus. Students are asked to
only go to those buildings on campus that have reopened with services,
and to use caution when traveling on and off campus. Please limit travel
in order to ensure your safety and not hamper assessment and recovery
efforts taking place on campus and throughout the county.
is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph over Pamlico Sound. Gale
force winds continue to occur on campus with gusts to tropical storm
force. Winds will diminish now through 3 p.m., with scattered rain
expected through 2 p.m. UNCW received about 6 inches of rain.
Approximately 20 trees were downed, with 60 trees damaged and numerous
major limbs fallen.
Students, faculty and staff should anticipate that classes and offices will operate on a normal schedule Monday, Aug. 29.
For additional updates, onitor the UNCW homepage, the UNCW Alert website, the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751, and local media.