Hurricane Florence Update 9.12.18

September 12, 2018 6:14 am
Because of the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence to Greenville, Pitt County and eastern North Carolina in the coming days, campus administrators have announced that East Carolina University classes are canceled through Monday, Sept. 17, and until further notice. Residence halls continue to be closed until further notice. An announcement will be made regarding resumption of classes allowing at least 24 hours for students to travel back to Greenville. For employees, the university will continue to operate under Condition 2 of the UNC System Adverse Weather and Emergency Event policy until further notice. For details about the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy and Condition levels, visit . NOTE: If there’s a change to this schedule, an update will be made by 3 p.m. daily starting Sunday, Sept. 16, using the ECU Alert system to all faculty, staff and students. If conditions do not allow, a message will not be sent and the current message, with classes canceled and employees on Condition 2 until further notice, remains in effect. Based on today’s projected track for the storm and expected impacts – sustained tropical storm force winds, flash flooding and post-storm river flooding – the eastern North Carolina region will see effects into next week. ECU officials do not expect to have a complete assessment of campus grounds and infrastructure until Monday. Off-campus students still in this area should leave Greenville now, if possible, and be out of eastern North Carolina by dark today. If you choose to remain but live in a low-lying area prone to flooding, you should go to one of the five shelters that will open at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 12. Those are at the following middle schools: Ayden, E.B. Aycock, Farmville, Hope and Wellcome. The closest shelter to campus is E.B. Aycock Middle School. For further information about shelters, visit . If you are unsure as to whether your house or complex is in a low-lying area or is prone to flooding, contact your property manager now and ask. If you plan to shelter in place, let your property manager know and provide your contact information, along with details for your emergency contact. The university is taking this storm seriously and urges the ECU community to do the same. An ECU call center will be in operation until 5 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at 252-737-5100 for students, parents and staff who have non-emergency questions related to the hurricane. On Twitter, use #ECUFlorence with questions; they will be answered as conditions allow. ECU Physicians clinics will close at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 12, and remain closed through Sunday, Sept. 16. Check for updates on student affairs services such as dining, transit and student rec center. Continue to monitor email and these emergency messages at . Visit for additional information regarding hurricane preparedness.