For the seventh year in a row, weather experts at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are calling for an uptick in tropical storm activity through the summer, forecasting a range of 14 to 21 named storms, with three to six becoming major hurricanes. NOAA typically provides an early outlook for the hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30.
The University will test its emergency notification system on Tuesday, June 7, from 10:50-11:00 AM. When the test is over, an "all clear" will be issued.
The University’s Severe Weather Assessment Team (SWAT) is responsible for monitoring winter weather to determine if changes to operations on Grounds are necessary.
After a record-setting start, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its hurricane outlook, predicting seven to ten hurricanes and three to five major hurricanes during the season that ends Nov. 30.
UVA Alerts is the comprehensive mass notification system that deploys urgent emergency messages to warn people of a threat on Grounds and provide instructions for what to do. The University of Virginia will test all components of the emergency notification system on Tuesday, June 29, from 10:50 am -11:05 am.
For the first time, anyone who desires to receive official UVA Alerts via text may do so. Subscription is as easy as texting "UVA" to 226787. This shortcode subscription service is available to anyone, anywhere.
Beginning on June 1, anyone who wishes to receive official UVA Alerts via text may opt in by texting ‚ÄúUVA‚Äù to 226787. This shortcode subscription service is available to anyone, anywhere.¬†
UVA Alerts is the comprehensive mass notification system that deploys urgent emergency messages to warn people of a threat on Grounds and provide instructions for what to do. On June 29, the University successfully tested all components of its emergency notification system -- including UVA's siren and public address system, which reaches across Grounds to neighboring streets. <
Winter weather has arrived with the potential for ice and snow to impact the University's operating schedule. Although many of UVA's services are currently delivered remotely and many employees work off-site, the University is monitoring weather as usual this winter to determine when¬†changes to operations on the Grounds are necessary.
The University provides many resources to empower students to take responsibility for their own safety. From late night transportation;¬†to confidential tools to report crimes, harassment, or intimidation;¬†to training classes in fire safety and self defense, UVA helps students look out for themselves and each other.