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ECU: "Students Will Be Safe"

Homeowners are not the only ones concerned and preparing for Tropical Storm Hanna.

More than 5,000 residents who live in campus housing at ECU are wondering about the track of Hanna.

Some freshmen we talked with live on college hill at ECU and this is their first year facing a tropical system without family nearby. They say they have been stocking up on supplies and plan to ride out the storm in their dorms unless instructed otherwise.

The university held a meeting Thursday to talk about storm safety. Officials say they're sending e-mail alerts and posting information on their website.

ECU spokesman John Durham says the residence halls are safer than most homes. "The parent should know we're doing everything we can to make sure their students are safe, we're gonna try to keep them inside, we're gonna try to keep them inside, we're gonna try to keep them dry."

Durham says it will be business as usual on campus, that the dining hall, rec center and libraries should remain open this weekend while Hanna passes through.
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