October 11, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Due to the forecasted impact of Tropical Storm Michael in the area this afternoon, the University will move to Condition 1 (Reduced Operations) of its adverse weather plan at 2 p.m. and remain at Condition 1 until 12 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Classes will operate on a regular schedule, but individual faculty may use discretion to adjust class schedules and arrange make-up work for students unable to report to class due to the weather event.

To check the status of campus events scheduled for this afternoon and this evening, please contact the event organizer.

Condition 1 (beginning at 2 p.m.)

Current conditions may not pose severe safety risks or logistical challenges, but an event has significant potential to negatively affect – or already is affecting – local area commuting, important campus services, or the efficient functioning of campus buildings and grounds. Employees, faculty, and students should consider their own personal circumstances to determine whether to report late, leave early, or not report at all.

  • Non-mandatory employees, after informing their supervisors in a timely manner, have the option to report to work late, leave early, or not report to work. These employees must use available personal leave time (compensatory, vacation or bonus) to cover any time away from regular work hours.
  • Alternatively, and only with supervisor approval, these employees may be permitted to work from home or alternate sites when, in the supervisor’s discretion, it is feasible and safe for this to occur. Employees working away from campus do not use leave. Even so, such arrangements may not be practicable for all types of employees or during every type of adverse weather or emergency event.
  • Mandatory employees (whose presence has been designated mandatory to University operations during adverse weather or emergency events) are expected to report to work or remain on the job, and if deemed necessary by their supervisor, to work a differing schedule or shift than normally assigned.

Please note that Chapel Hill Transit will not operate if wind speeds exceed 35 mile per hour.

 

Reporting Damage

For staff and faculty:

  • To report power loss, water leaks, building flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, call 919-962-3456.
  • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1.

For students:

  • To report power loss, water leaks, residence hall flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, contact your Resident Advisor or call 919-966-2471.
  • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1.

If you see a broken water main or overflowing manhole in the street: Avoid the area and call 911.