New details on UNCW after Hurricane Florence
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We now know more about the condition of UNCW’s campus after Hurricane Florence, and when things will start getting back to normal.
At a round table discussion Monday, UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli said about half of the campus has been cleared of fallen trees and other debris, and all buildings have now been inspected.
Dobo hall is still the most damaged building, and Sartarelli says they are trying to figure out where biology and chemistry classes can be held in the meantime.
Staff is still tentatively set to return Wednesday, with classes beginning next Monday October 1, but Sartarelli says that will depend on road conditions.
“We are making sure that we are tracking that daily, and so making sure that as students try to come back, they will have options to come back, even though it’s going to take a long time to come back,” said Sartarelli.
Sartarelli says students that live farther away may be allowed to come back to campus later than students who live close.
Galloway was the hardest hit residence hall, and crews are working to repair the damage.
“That building was like, in the center of this gigantic influx of water coming from everywhere. Coming laterally, horizontally, from the top, from the sides, affects everything. Affects the roof, affects the windows, affects everything,” said Sartarelli.
The university is having all personal belongings damaged by moisture professionally cleaned for students.
A definite schedule should be sent to students and staff by Tuesday.
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