ECU has the potential to experience and be negatively impacted by severe weather. The following resources will assist individuals and departments prepare for severe weather events.
National Weather Service Office
Local Weather Forecast
Tornado Preparedness Information
Tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms
Hurricane Preparedness Information
Thunderstorms and Lightning
NWS Thunderstorms Tips
Severe Weather Alert and Notification
Outdoor Warning Loudspeakers
ECU utilizes outdoor loudspeakers as a means of alert for tornado warnings as well as other dangerous situations that may impact the university. The only weather event that the university will activate outdoor speakers for is a tornado warning. A tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a tornado has been spotted on the ground or when Doppler weather radar indicates that a tornado exists in a particular area.
NOAA Weather Radios
ECU has placed NOAA weather radios in various buildings throughout campus as part of the StormReady certification process. The most common event that will cause an activation of the tone alert radios is a severe weather event. Unlike the outdoor warning sirens, the tone alert radios can be activated for severe weather watches and warnings to include, but not limited to tornado warnings.
The outdoor speakers are tested twice annually during an announced test of the ECU Alert system. NOAA weather radios are typically tested by the National Weather Services weekly.
During an Emergency, Always Call 911 First!
Police/Fire/Medical Emergency: Dial 911
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ECU Closure Hotline (recorded): 252-328-0062
Environmental Health & Safety: 252-328-6166
After Normal Business Hours: 252-328-6787
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