Emergency Preparedness

UNC Health Care's Hurricane Irene response

UNC Health Care's Hurricane Irene response

While many were tracking Hurricane Irene and her impending landfall, or preparing to hunker down amidst the bad weather, a group of UNC Health Care employees were preparing to head east.

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University announces Alert Carolina updates

Please read the following message sent to UNC students, faculty and staff by Jeff McCracken, Director of Public Safety, about changes to the University's Alert Carolina Emergency Notification Plan.

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Earthquake safety tips

Major earthquakes are extremely rare in North Carolina. However, in response to the magnitude 5.9 earthquake Aug. 23 in Virginia, please read through the following earthquake safety tips so that you know what to do during an earthquake.

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Hurricane Irene update

As Hurricane Irene, now a category 2 hurricane, moves closer to the east coast of the U.S., please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.

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Hurricane Preparedness Reminder

August and September have historically marked the peak of Hurricane Season. Please use this time to review your department and family emergency plans.

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Joint Commission Readiness – MSDSs – What are they, where are they and how can I find them?

Often during Joint Commission surveys, the surveyor will question staff about the location of MSDSs and how employees access them. It is important for staff to be able to respond correctly.

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Joint Commission readiness - Eyewash activations and inspections

During the upcoming Joint Commission survey, you may be questioned about eyewash activations and inspections.

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Celebrating Hospital Police; Preparing for hurricane season

This week is National Police Week, while next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week. In addition to thanking a member of Hospital Police, please take a moment to review your preparedness plans to ensure that you know what to do, and who to contact, in case of an emergency or bad weather.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 31

The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 31

The University will test its emergency sirens between noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign.

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Flood Safety Reminder

Flooding affects all parts of North Carolina - from Manteo to Murphy. As we move through the peak of hurricane season, please continue to exercise caution when traveling on wet road ways and never drive your vehicle through moving water.

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Register to receive Alert Carolina text messages

Alert Carolina is the University's safety awareness campaign designed to alert students, faculty and staff on what to do in a University emergency and where to go for safety-related information and resources. We encourage everyone to sign-up for the services given our proximity to the main UNC campus.

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Dry conditions increase fire threat

The extremely dry conditions we have experienced the last few weeks make our campus and surrounding areas susceptible to the threat of fire.

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University to test emergency sirens Sept. 21

UNC will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday, Sept. 21, between noon and 1 p.m. as part of Alert Carolina, a safety awareness campaign.

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Safety tips for hurricane season

Hurricane Earl is forecast to potentially brush the east coast late Thursday, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely. If you are headed to the beach this holiday weekend, please exercise extreme caution and follow posted warnings and advisories to avoid dangerous surf and rip currents.

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UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.

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VIDEO: UNC Director of Public Safety discusses April 21 Emergency Drill

The University's YouTube Channel now features a two-minute video with Director of Public Safety Jeff McCracken discussing the upcoming emergency drill on Wednesday, April 21.

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University to test emergency sirens Jan. 26

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday, Jan. 26, between noon and 1 p.m. as part of Alert Carolina, a safety awareness campaign. Anyone outside on or near campus, including downtown Chapel Hill, is likely to hear the sirens during the test, which tests equipment and reminds students, faculty and staff what to do in an emergency. No action is needed.

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Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance

Dr. Wes Wallace, an Emergency Department physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how a little preparation can help you deal with both minor and serious injuries that can happen during a camping trip.

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