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 ECU Launches LiveSafe, a mobile safety app, today!

Hazardous Weather Response Plan

Eastern North Carolina is subject to many forms of hazardous weather.  We may experience hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, and snow/ice.  When hazardous weather causes safety concerns or disrupts the University operations, the Administration makes a decision to:

  • continue classes and operations,
  • delay or early dismiss classes and / or operations, or 
  • cancel classes and continue operations.

ECU Administration tries to announce a decision no later than 2 hours before the affected change in classes or operations.  When a decision is made, the information is posted on ECU ALERT and an announcement is recorded on the ECU Weather Information Line (252) 328-0062.  ECU Physicians staff should call (252) 744-5080 for work schedule.

If you have registered for a special event scheduled to be held at ECU during the hazardous weather event, please contact the event coordinator for cancellation information.

Hurricane Procedures & Emergency Preparedness Checklist 2016

Severe Weather Procedures & Emergency Preparedness Checklist 2016

Winter Weather Procedures & Emergency Preparedness Checklist 2015

Hazardous Weather Information

ECU Alert
www.ecu.edu/alert

ECU Weather Information Line
(252) 328-0062

ECU Physicians Information Line
(252) 744-5080

WNCT Closing Information
http://wnct.com/weather/closings-delays/

Additional Weather Resources

ECU has the potential to experience and be negatively impacted by hazardous weather.  The following resources will assist individuals and departments prepare for hazardous weather events.

Local Weather Forecast

Tornado Preparedness Information

Shelter-in-Place
Tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms

Hurricane Preparedness Information

General Office
Residence Halls
Laboratories

Thunderstorms and Lightning

NWS Thunderstorms Tips
Lightning Safety

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 tornado conditions exists in a particular area.

Testing  The outdoor speakers are tested twice annually during an announced test of the ECU Alert system.

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.

Testing  NOAA weather radios are typically tested by the National Weather Services weekly.

Emergency Numbers:

During an emergency, always call 9-1-1 first!

Police / Fire / Medical Emergency:
Dial 911

ECU Police Department:
252-328-6787

Environmental Health & Safety:
252-328-6166  

ECU Cares:
252-737-5555

Student Health Services:
252-328-6841

Facilities Services:
252-328-6776