Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Classes Cancelled for Friday, September 30

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Storm graphic of Hurricane Ian. Image/NOAA

By Anayah L. Peterson, Editor-in-Chief

The UNCP Chancellor’s office announced that classes are canceled on Sept. 30. Employees will operate on a reduce operations status beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow. The residence halls will remain open and the dining hall will still operate on normal hours. Updates will be located at the university’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and The university will continue to monitor conditions.

Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Thursday in advance of Tropical Storm Ian to activate the state’s emergency operations plan. This action waives rules to help the transport of fuel and critical supplies, help first responders and the agriculture industry and protect consumers from price gouging. Cooper also authorized the activation of about 80 members of the North Carolina National Guard to assist as needed.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. 28 as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph. North Carolina’s State Emergency Operations Center activates to allow emergency response teams to monitor conditions and how to respond to them. The team will activate on Thursday and move to 24-hour operations on Friday.

North Carolinians are to expect heavy rainfall, possible flooding and tornadoes on Friday and Saturday, from the remains of Hurricane Ian.

Pembroke Day was moved to Oct. 6, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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