Coastal Carolina University's Emergency Management Team is monitoring Hurricane Earl in consultation with Horry County Emergency Management officials. According to the National Hurricane Center, the forecast track continues to show Earl passing well to the east of the South Carolina coast.
The primary danger the storm poses in our area is a high risk of rip currents along the coast. Students are advised to avoid swimming in the ocean over the next several days as rip currents make swimming very dangerous. To learn more on rip current safety, visit www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov/overview.shtml.
Also, students are urged sign up for CCU Alert to receive urgent emergency text messages through their mobile phones. www.coastal.edu/emergency/ccualert.html.
For the latest information about the projected path of the hurricane, visit the Web sites of the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov or the Weather Channel at www.weather.com.
Updates will also be posted on our Coastal Carolina University Facebook Page. Become a fan at CCU Facebook to receive timely information about CCU.