UNC to conduct emergency drill Monday, Aug. 11

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A portion of Manning Drive between Ridge Road and Skipper Bowles Drive will be closed, with the exception of emergency vehicles, during the drill.


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(Chapel Hill, N.C.—August 8, 2014) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will conduct an emergency drill on Monday, Aug. 11 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Manning Drive on the UNC campus.


Actors will portray campus community members and victims to simulate a response to an actual emergency on campus. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be visible along Manning Drive, especially near the intersection with Ridge Road. Uniformed responders will react as they would in an actual emergency.


The N.C. Department of Transportation approved the closure of a portion of Manning Drive (except to emergency vehicles), between the intersection of Manning Drive and Ridge Road and the intersection of Manning Drive and Skipper Bowles Drive, while UNC officials conduct the emergency drill.


For the media – coverage note:  News media representatives who are interested in reporting on the drill are invited to attend a briefing shortly after the exercise concludes on Monday. To check on the briefing time, call Karen Moon in News Services after 11 a.m. on Monday morning. She can be reached at (919) 218-2467.


Media parking will be available in the Ehringhaus lot on Manning Drive.  Security will allow members of the media to come into the area from the top of Manning Drive before 9 a.m.


For more details about the drill, visit alertcarolina.unc.edu.




Communications & Public Affairs Contact:  Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595, karen_moon@unc.edu