INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: UNC Monitoring Hurricane Matthew for Local Winds, Rain


UNC Monitoring Hurricane Matthew Track for Possible Local Winds or Rain

As of Monday afternoon (Oct. 3), Hurricane Matthew was considered to be a strong and dangerous storm as it moved through the Caribbean.  Though many models predict that the Category 4 hurricane will remain off the coast as it approaches the Carolinas late this week, forecasters have not yet ruled out the possibility of landfall or a significant impact for the North Carolina coast and points inland.  Due to recent rains over the past several weeks, the wet ground and even modest wind gusts could result in downed trees and structural damage and power outages.

The University will continue to track reports from emergency management agencies about this powerful storm and will take precautions to keep the campus community safe as needed.  Please take the potential for threatening weather seriously.  Monitor local media and pay attention to changing conditions that could affect your safety.

The University is currently operating on a normal schedule.  The University will issue announcements on,, and through other communications including social media and text messages, if the situation warrants.