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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season Begins MonDay, June 1

The 2015 hurricane season began Monday, June 1 and ends Monday, November 30.

The university’s Emergency Response Officer keeps the university up to date on developing and approaching storms on the Hurricane Alert page. The page has information on the current campus emergency level, closings and re-openings, department emergency plans, employee recall information and links to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Weather information will be posted on the university’s home page and the hurricane alert page.

Announcements and updates prior to, during and after a storm will be sent to all faculty, staff members and students from the Emergency Response Team at

Return-to-campus notification will be posted on the university website, sent out via University email accounts, by text messages from Campus Police (to students and employees registered in the Emergency Notification System), and through the local media outlets.

There are certain preparations departments must make in anticipation of a storm. Click here to view departmental hurricane plans.

The university has prepared an informational flyer to guide you on what to do in the event of a hurricane. Keep it for handy reference, for use before and after the storm.

For more information, contact Business Affairs at 956-882-8240 or

Contact Information:
Emergency Response Team
c/o Business Affairs
451 E. Alton Gloor
Brownsville, Texas 78526
Phone: 956-882-8240
Fax: 956-882-3868
For driving directions, click here

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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