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Hurricane Information

Each fall semester occurs during hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1st through November 30th. Northeastern South Carolina typically experiences the peak of hurricane season from late August through October, although impacts have occurred outside these times. In recent years, we have had considerable experience with hurricane preparation and response. Collectively, we are ready as a University. However, each individual also has a personal responsibility to plan, prepare, and act whenever a tropical system threatens.

The purpose of this page is to provide links to resources to help you plan and prepare for a possible hurricane. Note that I do not currently update this page in real time for individual storms. Please check the CCU Advisory page for campus updates if a storm is threatening.

Planning Resources


During hurricane season, you should check the weather forecast daily and stay abreast of any potential tropical developments.


All evacuation orders are issued by the Governor and will be communicated via local television, radio stations, and Internet sources. Since CCU is a state agency, the University generally does not cancel classes or close residence halls until after the Governor has made an evacuation decision. Communications regarding changes to campus operations will normally occur after the Governor makes a public announcement.

Local Media

General information about any damage and effects from the storm may be found by reading news articles and watching video reports from local media. If you’re out of town while a storm hits, please remember that the media go out and search for the worst damage they can find, as that makes for the most sensational news reports. Your dorm room, apartment, or house might not have suffered the same damage, or any damage at all.

Recent Hurricanes