WEATHER UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian

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hurricane dorian weather updates

 

Campus service and facility operating hours 

UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2019 4 p.m., Message from Chancellor Cummings

BraveNation:

I am pleased to report campus will resume standard operations today at 5 p.m. We are fortunate Hurricane Dorian was easier on our university than both Florence and Matthew. While we did not experience severe damage, minor repairs and clean-up are ongoing by our dedicated team of facilities personnel. I am deeply appreciative of their hard work today and throughout the weather event to get us operational as quickly as possible.

Throughout the storm, the university’s top priority has been the safety of our students, faculty and staff. And that will continue to be our priority. Some of you may still be without power or may have experienced more significant damage in your area. I want you to know this university community will be here to support you.

To our Brave family who were affected by Hurricane Dorian, our hearts and prayers are with you, please let us know how we can help. A relief fund exists for students and employees.  Those in a position to provide financial support can help students and employees by making a financial contribution to the Student or Employee Emergency Relief Fund. If you are in need of assistance from the fund or would like to donate, more information is available at uncp.edu/relief.

Students, we are pleased to welcome you back to classes beginning Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8 a.m.

We encourage you to continue making the best decisions for your own personal safety. We know some of you may be facing challenges with your personal property, travel or other storm-related circumstances. If you do not have a safe route to campus, please let us know. Students should contact the Office of Academic Affairs. Employees should contact their department chair, supervisor or manager.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please send them to askUNCP@uncp.edu and we will respond to you in less than 24 hours.

I hope to see you all tomorrow at our first home football game.

Black and Gold Float on Forever, Go BRAVES!

Sincerely,

Robin Gary Cummings, MD

Chancellor


 

Friday, September 6, 1019, 8:30 a.m. --EMPLOYEE CONDITION CHANGE

BraveNation: 

As Hurricane Dorian has now largely exited our area, campus safety and facilities personnel have had an opportunity to survey campus. Reports this morning indicate campus has fared well and power remains on. Crews have already begun the cleanup process for a large amount of debris.  

To provide ample time for the cleanup process, and ensuring your safety once you arrive on campus, we will extend Condition 2 (suspended operations) until 12 p.m. today, Friday, September 6, 2019. UNCP will then operate on Condition 1 (reduced operations) from 12 – 5 p.m. Classes remain canceled today.  

Condition 2 (Suspended Operations):  The University remains 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 event (see “Accounting for Time During Limited Operations or Closures” below), unless the supervisor authorized off-site work arrangements or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed work time.  

Condition 1 (Reduced Operations): The University remains open, but certain non-mandatory operations may be reduced due to more limited staffing. Mandatory employees must report to or remain at work. All other employees have the option to report late, leave early, or not work at all; however, the employee is responsible for informing his/her supervisory chain in a timely manner of all such decisions. 

More information on adverse weather and condition status can be found here: https://www.uncp.edu/additional-adverse-weather-information-and-resources 

We understand some of you may live in areas that are more heavily impacted. Regardless of the condition of the university, safety is the top priority. Employees must use sound judgment; if it is unsafe to travel, do not risk lives to report to campus. Stay in frequent contact with your supervisor.  

Additional information is available at uncp.edu/dorian and through the university’s official communication channels. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.    


 

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

BraveNation: 

Hurricane Dorian is now preparing to make its way into our area. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to make your final preparations for the weather event. The most recent information from weather officials indicates rainfall totals expected in our area have increased slightly and we will also expect to see tropical-storm-force winds in the next few hours through the early hours of Friday morning.  

Classes remain canceled through Friday, September 6. Employees will be operating on condition 2 status (suspended operations) through 10 a.m. Friday, September 6. At 10 a.m. on Friday, the university will move to condition 1 status through 5 p.m. 

Facilities and safety personnel will be monitoring campus throughout the day and night. Should we encounter loss of power or sustain significant campus damage that would impact operations tomorrow, we will issue a condition status update no later than 9 a.m. Please check university communication channels prior to coming to campus.  

Students who remain in housing during the storm should be prepared for the potential loss of power and follow all instructions of community directors and Housing and Residence Life staff. Meals will be provided to all students who remain on campus, and we anticipate the dining hall opening from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, conditions permitting.  

We encourage all students and families to review storm preparedness measures and make the best decision for their own personal safety. 

We will issue the next update on Hurricane Dorian and campus operations as the situation progresses. Updates on UNC Pembroke operations will be posted at uncp.edu/dorian and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.    

 

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Condition 2 (Suspended Operations):  The University remains 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 event unless the supervisor authorized off-site work arrangements or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed work time.  

Condition 1 (Reduced Operations): The University remains open, but certain non-mandatory operations may be reduced due to more limited staffing. Mandatory employees must report to or remain at work. All other employees have the option to report late, leave early, or not work at all; however, the employee is responsible for informing his/her supervisory chain in a timely manner of all such decisions.  

More information on adverse weather and condition status can be found here: https://www.uncp.edu/additional-adverse-weather-information-and-resources 

Regardless of the condition of the university, safety is the priority. Employees must use sound judgment; if it is unsafe to travel, do not risk lives to report to campus. Stay in frequent contact with your supervisor.  
 


Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 3:45 p.m.   

BraveNation:   

Hurricane Dorian is continuing its track northward toward the Carolinas. The most recent information from weather officials indicates the UNC Pembroke area may experience tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains beginning in the early hours Thursday morning continuing through Friday morning.  

Classes remain canceled through Friday, September 6.  Employees will be operating on condition 2 status (suspended operations) beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, September 5 until further notice. The university will continue to monitor the storm’s progression and communicate any status changes to employees as soon as available. 

Students remaining on campus should immediately contact their community director to notify them of their intent to stay. Students who remain in housing during the storm should be prepared for the potential loss of power and follow all instructions of community directors and Housing and Residence Life staff. Meals will be provided to all students who remain on campus. 

We encourage all students and families to review storm preparedness measures and make the best decision for their own personal safety. 

We will issue the next update on Hurricane Dorian and campus operations as the situation progresses. Updates on UNC Pembroke operations will be posted at uncp.edu/dorian and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.    

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Condition 2 (Suspended Operations):  The University remains 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 event (see “Accounting for Time During Limited Operations or Closures” below), unless the supervisor authorized off-site work arrangements or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed work time.  

Safety is the number one priority when making weather decisions about campus operations. Employees should use sound judgment; if it is unsafe to travel, do not risk lives to report to campus. Stay in frequent contact with your supervisor.  

More information on adverse weather and condition status can be found here: https://www.uncp.edu/additional-adverse-weather-information-and-resources 

 


Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6 p.m.   

BraveNation:  

Hurricane Dorian continues to move north along the Florida coastline toward the coast of the Carolinas.  Information from weather officials indicates possible effects from the storm system felt in our area beginning in the early hours Thursday morning.   

Classes remain canceled beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 12:05 p.m. through Friday, September 6. Employees will be on standard operations through Wednesday and will receive additional instructions with updates on Thursday's condition status Wednesday, September 4.  

Campus operational updates:  

  • Students remaining on campus should contact their community director to notify them of their intent to stay. Additional information and instructions will be sent to residential students from Housing and Residence Life.  

  • Dining services will continue to be available for students who remain; however, some hours of operation may be adjusted. Schedules will be posted as available.  

  • The UNCP Braves football game against Winston-Salem State University scheduled for Thursday evening has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday.  

  • The UNC Pembroke cross country team's inaugural Braves Twilight, originally scheduled for dusk on Friday evening, has been postponed to a 9 a.m. start on Saturday at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton.  

We encourage all students and families to review storm preparedness measures and make the best decision for their own personal safety.

We will issue the next updates on Hurricane Dorian and campus operations as the situation progresses. Updates will be posted at uncp.edu/dorian and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.   

 


Monday, September 2, 2019, 2 p.m. 

BraveNation:

Hurricane Dorian’s exact track continues to have a large degree of uncertainty until the storm makes its turn. However, based on the information we have received from weather officials, it appears likely some impacts will be felt in our area possibly beginning Wednesday night through Thursday.

As a result, all classes will continue on a normal operating schedule until Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. All classes after 12:05 p.m. through Friday will be canceled. Employees will be operating on standard conditions through Wednesday and will receive additional instructions with updates on condition status.

We understand our students and families have different situations and encourage each family to make the best decision for their own personal safety.

We will issue the next updates on Hurricane Dorian and campus operations daily as the situation progresses.

Updates on UNC Pembroke operations will be posted here and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu

 


Sunday, September 1, 2019, 4 p.m. 

BraveNation: 

In coordination with weather officials, we continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Dorian for its potential impact to our area. Current forecasts indicate the storm will continue moving offshore along the North Carolina coastline.  

We will issue the next update on Hurricane Dorian on Monday, September 2 no later than 2 p.m.  

Updates on UNC Pembroke operations will be posted here and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu


Saturday, August 31, 2019, 3 p.m.

BraveNation:

While it is still too early to be certain of Hurricane Dorian’s potential impacts to our area, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with regional weather officials.

Updates UNC Pembroke operations will be posted here and through the university’s official communication channels as they become available.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.