To All Principal Investigators and Safety Supervisors,
As of this morning the track of Hurricane Dorian appears to be slowly heading toward the North Carolina coast with expected impacts to our area. We are still a few days away and impacts to the area might change, but heavy rainfall and potential flooding could occur in Chapel Hill. Downed trees, utility outages and water intrusion to buildings are always a possibility with severe weather. Now is the time to prepare your lab for a severe weather emergency!
Reference the Lab Emergency Preparedness Checklist for items to think about before, during and after severe weather occurs. For more specific information on hurricanes and tornadoes and what to do to prepare your lab when a watch or warning is issued see the EHS Hurricane and Tornado Preparedness for UNC Labs web page. A severe weather emergency at UNC could result in significant impacts to your research lab – make sure you have a plan in place so important scientific advances are not delayed or impacted.
Follow Alert Carolina for up-to-date information on general campus emergency information and register your cell phone to receive text messages about emergencies from the University. Further informational messages will be sent to the campus community this week as needed. You can also download LiveSafe, the University’s emergency safety app.
If you have any questions about lab emergency preparedness please contact Environment, Health and Safety.