UNC Greensboro is house to dozens of evacuated Wilmington school college students as Hurricane Dorian approaches

The Wilmington coast is one of several areas that must be evacuated before Hurricane Dorian, and that means the students who are just settling in had to leave. More than 50 UNC Wilmington students and staff live at the Kaplan Recreation Center on the UNC Greensboro campus. “They’re volunteer Spartans for a week, so we’ll give them everything they need; Access to the cafeteria and other rooms on campus. We treat them like our students, ”said UNCG Emergency Management Director Zach Smith. “Somewhere to sleep, in bed with all the amenities that our students have here on campus. To make sure they are safe and have the amenities they need to continue their studies and improve the week. ”UNCW exchange student Linnea Nordqvist said she just arrived from Sweden a few weeks ago and never expected that she will be evacuated. “Definitely not,” said Nordqvist. “So I spent the past weekend on Nags Head Island and they were all doing hurricane prep, and for some reason it won’t affect me. I lived in a completely isolated bubble and I was so lucky and feeling so good and then I came back to Wilmington Monday night and just got word that we would evacuate at 3pm tomorrow Tuesday night at UNCG. “Smooth ride. Everything is so well set up. Things are provided that I could have wished for. I slept like a queen last night, it was just so good,” said Nordqvist. “The biggest thank you to the entire team at UNC Greensboro and UNCW because the whole evaluation phase and process of getting there and getting used to it and how things were done for us were out of this world. I am so grateful. “Smith said the university is happy to host the UNCW Providing students with shelter and a safe place where they can feel comfortable. “Most of them are international students or those who may have families far away and it was just not possible to go home or to seek refuge elsewhere, “said Smith. Nordqvist said she’s trying to be positive and hope for the best.” I’m not worried, “said Nordqvist.” I’m trying not to think about it. It’s the power of d By nature, we can’t do anything with it anyway, so I just try to deal with it as best I can. ”This is the first time the UNCG has protected students during a hurricane, and Smith said it won’t be the last. “It’s a team approach within the system, so here at UNC Greensboro we can help if it’s hosting locally or sending people to other institutions to support them in times of recovery, yes we are here to help” said Smith. Smith said the UNCG is ready to host UNCW students and staff all week, but until the effects of Hurricane Dorian, the university will accommodate the evacuees for as long as they need it. “So we are prepared here to accommodate them all week, the weekend and really as long as they need it. We want it to be a safe environment when you return to Wilmington. Whenever you think it’s safe, we’ll be happy to help you pack and escort you from here and hopefully to a safe campus here in the near future. Said Smith.

The Wilmington coast is one of several areas that must be evacuated before Hurricane Dorian, and that means the students who are just settling in had to leave.

More than 50 UNC Wilmington students and staff live at the Kaplan Recreation Center on the UNC Greensboro campus.

“They’re volunteer Spartans for a week, so we’ll give them everything they need; Access to the cafeteria and other rooms on campus. We treat them like our students, ”said UNCG Emergency Management Director Zach Smith. “Somewhere to sleep, in bed with all the amenities that our students have here on campus. To ensure this, they are safe and have the amenities they need to continue their studies and get through the week. “

UNCW exchange student Linnea Nordqvist said she only arrived from Sweden a few weeks ago and never expected to be evacuated.

“Definitely not,” said Nordqvist. “So I spent the past weekend on Nags Head Island and they were all doing hurricane prep, and for some reason it won’t affect me. I lived in a completely isolated bladder and I was so lucky and feeling so good, and then I came back to Wilmington Monday night and just got word that we would evacuate at 3pm tomorrow.

The UNCW evacuees arrived at the UNCG on Tuesday evening.

“Smooth ride. Everything is so well set up. Things are provided that I could have wished for. I slept like a queen last night, it was just so good,” said Nordqvist. “The biggest thank you to the entire team at UNC Greensboro and UNCW because the whole evaluation phase and process of getting there and getting used to it and how things were done for us was out of this world. I’m so grateful. “

Smith said the university is happy to provide UNCW students with shelter and a safe place to relax.

“Most of them are international students or those who may have families far away and it just wasn’t possible to go home or seek refuge elsewhere,” said Smith.

Nordqvist said she was trying to stay positive and hope for the best.

“I’m not worried,” said Nordqvist. “I try not to think about it. It’s the power of nature, we can’t do anything with it anyway, so I just try to deal with it as well as possible. ”

This is the first time the UNCG has been protecting students during a hurricane, and Smith said it won’t be the last.

“It’s a team approach within the system, so here at UNC Greensboro we can help if it’s hosting locally or sending people to other institutions to support them in times of recovery, yes we are here to help” said Smith.

Smith said the UNCG is ready to host UNCW students and staff all week, but until the effects of Hurricane Dorian, the university will accommodate the evacuees for as long as they need it.

“So we are prepared here to accommodate them all week, the weekend and really as long as they need it. We want it to be a safe environment when you return to Wilmington. Whenever you think it’s safe, we’ll be happy to help you pack and escort you from here and hopefully to a safe campus here in the near future. Said Smith.

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