Safety Info for Heavy Rain & Floods

Below are some tips that can help you stay safe in the event of heavy rainfall or flooding on and in and around the UNCW area.

When traveling to campus:
  • Leave extra time to make commutes.
  • Do not attempt to drive through standing water.
  • Do not circumvent barricades on campus; they are for your safety.
  • Students should use their best judgment and notify their instructors if they are unable to attend class.
  • Faculty and staff should refer to the Adverse Weather Policy and contact their supervisors with similar questions or concerns.

Be aware of campus areas that are likely to be closed due to high water:

  • Wagoner Drive in the area of Kenan Auditorium.
  • The intersection of Reynolds and Cahill Drives.
  • New Centre Drive • Seahawk Landing.
  • Honors Hall Parking Lot.
  • Parking Lots E, H and I.

Take Caution:
  • Relocate vehicles from flood-prone areas.
  • Use alternate entrances to campus away from flood-prone areas, including the Hurst Drive entrance off College Road or Hamilton Drive from MacMillan.
  • Park on the second level or higher of the parking garage.
  • Avoid using the pedestrian crossing at Reynolds and Cahill; use Chancellor's Walk instead.

Seek status updates here:


Recent Emergency Updates

  • Caution: Heat Advisory Today and Through the Week, July 24-27 The 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 ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2012, 5:51 AM by joy davis
  • ALL CLEAR Issued for Campus UNCW 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 ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2012, 8:52 AM by joy davis
  • Armed Suspect Near Campus UNCW Alert! Sent on JULY 9 2012 at 12:03 am. University Police have received reports of an armed suspect on campus near Hurst Drive. Avoid this area if possible ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2012, 8:51 AM by joy davis
  • Siren Growl Test Friday, June 15 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 ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2012, 11:24 AM by Kevin Madsen
  • Be Prepared: Hurricane Season Begins June 1 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 ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2012, 11:30 AM by joy davis
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