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About NinerNotice
A NinerNotice provides information about incidents that do not pose a threat to the University community or its operations, but may be helpful for interested campus members to know about.

Please remember: A NinerNotice is for informational purposes only; no action is required from the University community. In the case of a threat to campus safety or operations, a NinerAlert will be issued. 

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UNC Charlotte's Police and Public Safety Department publishes a daily police log each business day. The current month's log is available on the PPS website

Please note: Any details provided about incidents on this page are for informational purposes only and do not represent the University's position on a particular issue.


Latest NinerNotices

SEptember 17: Final Update on Tropical Depression Florence
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
Tropical Depression Florence has moved out of the Charlotte area. UNC Charlotte fared much better than many other campuses with only some minor flooding and leaks, all of which are being addressed. There may be some pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon, but the impact of these storms is expected to be minimal.
 
Reminders about Campus Operations
Classes to resume as scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18
Classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Students are expected to attend if they are able. If students cannot reach campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
University in Condition 1 (reduced operations) Tuesday, Sept. 18
UNC Charlotte will move to Condition 1 (reduced operations) effective on Tuesday from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for employees. Offices are expected to be open, with at least minimal operations, and employees are expected to report to work as assigned if they are able. If employees cannot make it to campus safely, they should consult the guidelines below.
 
Normal operations resume 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
Unless there is an unexpected change in campus conditions, the University will resume normal operations at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.
 
Please remember safety comes first
While University officials are obligated to make decisions based on the conditions on campus, we recognize weather in other areas may be more severe.
 
Regardless of the University’s operating condition, members of the University community should exercise good judgment about their ability to reach campus safely. If you cannot reach campus safely, consult the guidelines below.
 
Faculty members are asked to use their discretion in determining appropriate academic accommodations for students who ask for consideration returning to campus late because of issues related to the hurricane. Flexibility is especially urged for those students who reside in areas more significantly affected by the storm.
 
Guidelines for what to do if you cannot reach campus
  • Students: Contact your professors directly. Monitor your email and class Canvas or Moodle website for messages from your instructors.
  • Faculty: Consult the Academic Procedure: Schedule Interruption Guidelines and contact your department head to discuss alternative arrangements. If needed, Saturday, Dec. 1, is designated as the date for making up classes canceled due to weather. Additionally, you should update your students about any attendance policies or modifications due to weather-related events.
  • Staff: Non-mandatory employees should contact their supervisors to discuss how they willaccount for missed time. Mandatory employees are expected to report to work as directed.
 
Reporting Building Leaks
A few buildings experienced some roof leaks during the storm. Facilities Management (FM)  is working quickly to address the problems. If you discover an issue upon your return to campus on Tuesday, please report it immediately to your building liaison or to the FM Customer Service Line at 704‑687‑0562.
 
Toby Creek Area and Greenway
The flooding issues around Toby Creek and the greenway have been resolved. However, you are encouraged to avoid the area as crews work to clean up any remaining debris.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The University continues to be in a Condition 2 status through 11:59 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 17. Details on available on-campus services during this time can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Next Update
Unless something unexpected occurs, there will be no additional NinerNotices about this event.

 

September 16: Florence Update 7
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical depression.
 
Here is what is currently expected:
 
  • We are likely to see the greatest effects from the storm today. The most significant threat to Charlotte continues to be flash flooding and potential power outages.
  • Heavy downpours continue today. Sustained wind speed and wind gusts are expected to decrease; however, as the ground becomes more saturated from continued rainfall, downed trees and toppled power lines are possible.
  • There remains a slight chance for embedded thunderstorms and short-duration tornadoes in heavier bands of rain.
  • The storm has gained speed and will begin to move through the area more quickly, with conditions beginning to improve tomorrow.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email. In the event of a tornado warning for campus, text messages will be sent.
 
Campus Disruptions -- Avoid Toby Creek Area and Greenway
As heavier rains continue to fall today, areas around Toby Creek and the greenway should be avoided because of the possibility of flooding. Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you will find that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety Reminders
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
 
Available On-Campus Services 
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
The University continues to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Next Updates
  • Tuesday Operations: A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 16, and announced via NinerAlerts, including text messages for employees and students who have updated cell phone information in Banner.
  • General UpdateAnother NinerNotice with general updates will be sent by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 17.

September 15: Tropical Storm Florence Update 6, University in C2 through Monday
Here is the latest from UNC Charlotte.
 
Monday Operations
The University will continue to operate in Condition 2 (suspended operations) through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Classes and activities are canceled. Non-mandatory employees must not report to work. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Applications for December Graduation
The Monday, Sept. 17, deadline for December graduation has been extended to Monday, Sept. 24, for those students unable to submit by Sept. 17.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Florence is now a tropical storm. Its track continues to remain relatively unchanged, bringing potentially significant rainfall amounts to our area.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • The most significant threat to the Charlotte area is expected to be flash flooding. Right now, it is possible we will see more than 10 inches of rain. Please note: This is a slight decrease from yesterday’s forecast, but the anticipated rain amounts still have the potential to be dangerous. Flash flood warnings are likely, and a tropical storm warning is possible.
  • Today, rain and wind speeds will continue to increase. Sustained wind speeds are expected to be upwards of 25 m.p.h., with higher gusts likely. High wind warnings are possible.
  • It is also possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through today into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus. Pay attention to your University email throughout the weekend. In the event of a tornado warning, text messages will be sent.
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Monitoring Campus Disruptions
Should the University need to close roads or other areas because of effects from the storm, you can monitor that information on the campus disruptions page on the Emergency Management website.
 
Important Safety Reminders
 
Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Read more tips at ReadyNC.org.
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.org.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive a NinerAlert 
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page is available to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app.
 
Tuesday Operations
A decision on Tuesday operations will be made by 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.  
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

 

September 14: Special safety edition
UNC Charlotte is expected to receive significant rainfall through the weekend and into next week associated with Hurricane Florence. During this time, it may be necessary for the University to send NinerAlerts to our community.
 
Flash Flood Warnings
In a flash flood warning:  
  • Do not go outside unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Turn around, don’t drown! Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.
 
Remember:
  • Just six inches of moving water can knock you down.
  • One foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
 
For additional flood safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
Tornado Warnings
Tornadoes spawned by hurricanes are typically short-lived, but do not allow for much warning time. If you receive a NinerAlert for a tornado warning:
  • Seek shelter immediately.
  • Go to the most interior part on the lowest floor of the building you are in.
  • Avoid windows.
  • Do not leave your safe location until an all-clear message is issued.
 
For additional tornado safety tips, visit Ready.gov.
 
About NinerAlerts
It is important to remain aware of the weather throughout the weekend. Continually check your University email and @nineralerts on social media. If the University needs to issue a NinerAlert, here is what you could see and how you will be notified:
 
  • Tornado Warning = all available methods (text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media, digital screen takeover and campus sirens)
  • Flash Flood Warning  = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Tropical Storm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • High Wind Warning = University email and @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media
  • University Operating Condition Change = text message, University email, @nineralerts and @unccharlotte social media and digital screen takeover
 
Important Notes
  • NinerAlerts are only issued for certain adverse weather events impacting campus and the immediate surrounding area. You are encouraged to monitor the weather for your specific location.
  • The University reserves the use of text messages for times when a threat is imminent or there is a change in University operating condition. If you receive a NinerAlert text message, be prepared to take immediate action.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
 

 

september 14: Hurricane Florence Update 5, Additional Rain Expected
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report and our local National Weather Service office, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs; however, potential rainfall amounts have continued to increase.
 
Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • The most significant change in the forecast is the amount of rain expected in the Charlotte area. Right now, it is possible we will see a total of 10-15 inches of rain. Flash flood warnings are likely, and tropical storm warnings are possible.
  • While sustained wind speed is forecasted to be in the mid 20 m.p.h. range, with significant amounts of rain, it is possible trees will fall because of ground saturation, toppling power lines in the process.
  • Today, wind speeds will continue to increase and light to moderate rain will begin to fall. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts possible. High wind warnings are also possible.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to increase.
  • As heavier bands of rain move through Saturday into Sunday, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes. Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings are possible.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
 Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding Safety
  • Avoid going outside. If you must be outside, avoid walking through flood-prone areas, especially creeks, stream beds and drainage ditches where standing water is present and the exact depth of the water cannot be definitively determined.
  • Avoid driving through standing water. Most cars and light trucks will begin to float in as little as 12 inches of water. Turn around, don’t drown.
 
Emergency Kits
Have an emergency kit prepared in case you cannot leave your home because of flooding or if you lose power. A checklist is available on the NinerReady website or on ReadyNC.org.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
Safety and Security/Campus Staffing
Essential personnel will remain on campus to support safety, operations and communications during the storm. In the event of an emergency, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also reach campus police through the LiveSafe app 
 
FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
Details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

 

September 13: hurricane florence update 4
Here is the latest information from UNC Charlotte.
 
Forecast
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report, Hurricane Florence’s track has remained relatively stable over the past few forecast runs. However, it has grown in size, now spanning approximately 500 miles. Here is what is currently expected in Charlotte:
 
  • Wind speeds are likely to pick up slightly today.
  • Light to moderate rainfall may start in the early morning hours of Friday. Sustained wind speeds are likely to start increasing with some higher gusts.
  • By mid-day Saturday, rain will begin to pick up. There are likely to be sustained winds around 25 mph with higher wind gusts.  As heavier bands of rain move through, thunderstorms are likely and there is a slight possibility of isolated tornadoes.
  • Six to eight inches of rainfall are expected during the duration of the storm, which could lead to the flooding of streams and rivers and possible flash flooding.
  • NinerAlerts will be sent with instructions on actions you should take for your safety if severe weather warnings are issued for campus.
 
It is important to remember that even a slight change in Hurricane Florence’s track could affect the forecast for Charlotte.  
 
University officials are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide daily updates. You should also monitor local weather forecasts, such as those provided by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center.
 
Tornado Preparation
The chance of an isolated tornado as a result of Hurricane Florence is low, but it is possible. To make sure you are prepared, please review the steps you should take if a seek-shelter order is issued. Information can be found on the NinerReady website and ReadyNC.gov.
 
Remember: In the event of a tornado warning that includes campus, you will receive aNinerAlert.
 
Updating Cell Phone Numbers in Banner
An updated cell phone number in Banner helps ensure employees and students receive NinerAlert text messages. Please review this FAQ on how to update your information if needed.
 
New FAQ Page
frequently asked questions (FAQ) page has been created to address some of the most common inquiries the University has received related to Hurricane Florence.
 
Available On-Campus Services
The latest details on available on-campus services can be found on the Emergency Management website.
 
Monday Operations
Every attempt will be made to announce a decision on Monday operations by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Looking for previous NinerNotices? They are available online.  
 
Don’t forget to follow Emergency Management on Facebook and @nineralerts on Twitter.  
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

 

September 12: Hurricane Florence Update, C2 Extended to 5 p.m. Sunday
Please see below for the latest updates and reminders regarding the weather forecast and related effects on campus operations.
 
Condition 2 Extension
Update: The University will be in Condition  2 (suspended operations) through 5 p.m. Sunday, with all weekend classes canceled.  Non-mandatory employees must avoid campus. Missed time must be accounted for. Mandatory employees should report as directed by their supervisors.
 
Forecast
University officials continue to monitor the hurricane closely. From the National Hurricane Center:
  • Florence remains a major hurricane and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it approaches the coast of the southeastern United States through Friday.
  • There are many indications that Florence (or its remnants) will stall over a portion of the Southeastern United States.
  • For Charlotte, the primary threats will be heavy rain, with the chance for flooding in certain areas. There are chances for tropical storm-force winds that could damage trees and power lines.
Monitor the latest on the National Hurricane Center’s website.
 
Please take a few moments to review adverse weather safety tips on the NinerReady website, including a checklist for building an emergency kit.
 
Safety and Security
Police and Public Safety and other emergency offices are always open, even when the University is closed. For emergencies, call 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You may also contact them via the LiveSafe App.
 
Football and Other Athletics
The Charlotte 49ers football game scheduled for Saturday has been moved to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. More information is available on the Charlotte 49ers website and additional information on parking will be sent in a separate email.
 
Other games have been rescheduled or postponed.
 
UNC Charlotte Center City
The operational change to Condition 2 (suspended operations) also applies to UNC Charlotte Center City. Non-mandatory staff should not report.  All classes through the weekend are canceled.
 
Non-Mandatory Employees in Condition 2
If you are NOT a mandatory employee, as designated by your supervisor, you MUST NOT report to campus between 8 a.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Please note: Non-mandatory employees must account for missed time. More information is available online.
 
Family Weekend
Family Weekend has been rescheduled to Nov. 16-17. For more information, please visitnsfs.uncc.edu.
 
Available Services and Activities
The latest information on dining and other on-campus services is available online and will be updated throughout the week.
 
Operations Next Week
  • A decision for Monday operations and classes will be made by 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

 

September 11:  Information about Dining and Other Campus Services
Information on dining and other on-campus services is now available online. This website will be updated throughout the week, so check back often.
 
Please remember to exercise good judgment and monitor local weather forecasts when determining travel plans for the rest of the week.
 
Should there be a change in weather conditions that requires your immediate attention, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
Unless changing weather conditions warrant an earlier communication, the next update will be sent by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

September 11: Hurricane Florence Update 2
 
The University continues to monitor Hurricane Florence. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. report, the storm’s forecasted track has moved slightly to the north and east, which would reduce impacts to Charlotte. Expected effects from the storm continue to be moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds.
 
There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding this storm. Small shifts in the forecasted track could change impacts to Charlotte dramatically. University officials expect to have a clearer picture of the storm’s path by this afternoon and will provide additional information about University operations at that time.
 
You should continue to monitor the local weather forecast closely and make preparations for an emergency kit of food and other supplies should one be needed. More information is available under Resources below.
 
Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.
 
Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor the local forecast
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips
 
Next Update
By 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.
 
September 10: Hurricane Florence 

UNC Charlotte is monitoring Hurricane Florence closely. At this time, our area is not expecting significant effects from the storm beyond moderate to heavy rain and some gusty winds. However, it is important to note that even a slight change in the storm’s path could lead to greater effects in Charlotte.

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina to mobilize resources in advance of any effects the storm may have on the state, especially coastal communities. This does not mean danger from the hurricane is imminent in our area.

The University is operating on a normal schedule; however, officials will continue to follow the hurricane’s forecast and will keep you updated. You should also continue to monitor local weather forecasts.

Remember: If a weather condition warrants your immediate attention or action, you will receive a NinerAlert.

Resources
ReadyNC -- Build an emergency kit
National Weather Service -- Monitor local forecasts
NinerReady -- Review additional safety tips

Next Update
Unless there are significant changes in weather conditions or available information, the next update will be provided by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.


July 23: Off-Campus Robbery
At approximately 10:30 a.m., the State Employees’ Credit Union located at 8605 University City Blvd. was robbed by a male suspect who passed a note to a teller demanding money. He did not indicate he had a weapon. He fled the credit union in an unknown direction of travel on foot, leaving behind his car.
 
CMPD believe they have identified the suspect, who is described as a white male, in his thirties, with a goatee and wearing blue-plaid shirt and shorts.
 
The suspect is also likely covered in red dye residue from a packet contained in the stolen money.
 
PPS is closely monitoring the situation, and there is no reason to believe there is a threat to campus.
 
If you have any information on this suspect, please call 704-687-2200 if on campus. If off campus, call 911.
 
 

Questions

If you have questions about this page or are looking for an older notice, please email Christy Jackson, director of communications for business affairs, at cjack113@uncc.edu.