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Hurricane Alert

UTB/TSC Archived Advisory
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Alert #1
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Rio Grande Valley.

Alert Category: Elevated
Posted: 6/28/10 at 1:35 p.m.

The current emergency level for the campus has been upgraded from operating under normal conditions to Level 3 - Elevated.  Level 3 indicates that the University should be on high alert for any forthcoming threat or emergency.

Tropical Storm Alex has emerged off the Northern Coast of the Yucatan and into the Gulf of Mexico. 

Alex is moving north-northwest at 5 mph and is expected to reach hurricane status Tuesday, June 29.

It is projected to make landfall between Northern Mexico and the Southern Texas coast in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 1.

Forecasters are predicting that the path of Alex will be better known tomorrow morning. You can never predict what a tropical storm will do, so it is important to continue to listen to weather reports.

We will continue to monitor the movement of Alex and will keep you informed of any changes. In the mean time, departments should review their hurricane preparedness plan and be ready to execute as early as Tuesday.

Our next advisory will be issued early tomorrow morning.

It is important that employees stay informed, keep an eye on Tropical Storm Alex, and evaluate their personal hurricane preparedness plans.

You can find more information at the following links:

Announcements and updates prior to, during and after a storm will also be sent to all faculty, staff and students from the UTB/TSC Hurricane Team at hurricane@utb.edu.

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