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NCCU Top Story: Tips & Updates from NCCU Police: Severe Weather


Published: Thursday, October 01, 2015

Weather reports indicate that North Carolina will see heavy rain from Thursday afternoon through the weekend. Most of the state is expected to receive five to 10 inches during this time, with most of the rain expected Friday and Saturday.  Weather reports also indicate that with the rain from the last week, this additional rain will likely lead to flooding.

When severe weather is a possibility, NCCU administrators continuously monitor forecasts to ensure public safety. The university is making preparations ahead of the potential impact of the hurricane and will be prepared to block off any roadways subject to flooding.

Be aware of weather conditions as they may rapidly deteriorate.

If you live in a residence hall, be sure to check with your Residential Life Coordinators for additional information.

NCCU is prepared to work in collaboration with other area and UNC coastal universities if additional assistance is needed.

The university uses several systems to alert the campus community about weather-related changes to class schedules, work hours or events (see “Tips and Updates” below):

Tips and Updates

In preparation for potential severe weather over the coming days, please be reminded of the following tips from the National Weather Service and All emergency alerts will be communicated via email, the NCCU social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and the Eagle Alert System (phone, text message and email). In addition, please listen for the NCCU Sirens in the event they are activated.

- Storms can develop quickly. Follow weather reports from local officials and media, especially if you are out and about.

- Charge mobile devices. Locate flashlights and radio. Tell friends/family your location in case of power loss.

- You may not be with loved ones during a storm. Practice how you’ll stay in touch; texting and social media may work best.

- Heavy rain could hit parts of North Carolina, causing flash floods. Remember, don’t attempt to cross flooded roads, even if they seem shallow.

- If you receive a Wireless #EmergencyAlert, take action and check local media and university official communications tools.

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