UNCW issues voluntary evacuation due to Florence

UNCW, County schools prepare for Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW issued a voluntary evacuation for students starting at 12 p.m. Monday Sept. 10 based on forecasts indicating Hurricane Florence has the potential to directly impact the UNCW area later this week.

The university canceled all university-sponsored events and athletics according to a press release on the UNCW website.

The release says students are encouraged but not required to leave campus for a safer location.

Classes have been canceled and grading and attendance policies are suspended.

The university said they are continuing to monitor the situation and will share updates as they develop.

A mandatory campus evacuation and/or campus closure may be required in the coming days.

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