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Hurricane Alert

UTB/TSC Archived Advisory
The message below may not reflect current condition for UTB/TSC. Please refer to http://www.utb.edu/ba/hurricane for latest information.

Alert #3

Campus to Close & Employees should prepare areas as per Hurricane Plan
Alert Status: Severe
Posted: 6/29/2010 at 3:00 p.m.

A Hurricane warning has been issued for the Rio Grande Valley.

The current emergency level for the campus is Level 5-Severe. The university is under a high emergency threat. Campus will close at 3 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, June 29.

Based on the 10 a.m. update by the National Hurricane Center, the projected landfall has been changed to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. This new information indicates that Alex will make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane 12 hours earlier than predicted. Tropical storm  winds are expected in our area by 10 a.m., Wednesday, therefore, all preparations both personal and business should be completed before then.

Classes will shut down and employees should prepare their offices and be ready to leave by 3 p.m. Employees should follow the tasks in the Hurricane Preparedness Plan.

Students will be released at 3 p.m. today and all classes beginning at 3 p.m. or after will be canceled. Students will be excused from classes scheduled for Wednesday, June 30 through Thursday, July 1.

Non-essential employees will be released at 3 p.m. Essential employees will continue to work until campus preparations are completed.

Golf carts should be stored first in the Cortez Building hallways. If that space is unavailable, golf carts should be moved to the foyer of SET-B by 3 p.m.

We will continue to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Alex and we will keep you informed of any changes.  Our next advisory will be issued mid-afternoon.

Depending on the impact of the storm, classes could resume and employees could be called back to work as early as Friday, July 2. All essential personnel called in prior to the resumption of normal business should check Information regarding reopening of the campus will be posted on the Hurricane Alert page at www.utb.edu/hurricane and at www.utb.edu and sent by campus e-mail using hurricane@utb.edu

Information will also be sent to the following local media outlets:

         
Newspapers, please read:

  • The Brownsville Herald 
  • The Valley Morning Star    
  • Mid-Valley Town Crier
  • McAllen Monitor
  • San Benito News
  • Port Isabel Press
  • Island Breeze

On television, please watch:

  • Channel 4, KGBT-TV,
  • Channel 5, KRGV-TV,
  • Channel 2/40 KTLM-TV Telemundo
  • Channel 3/48, KNVO-TV Univision
  • Channel 8/23 KVEO-TV  
  • Channel 10/60-KMBH -TV

On radio, please listen to:

  • AM 710 (KURV)
  • AM 1530 (KGBT
  • FM 98.5 (KGBT)
  • FM 100.3 (KTEX)
  • FM 104.1. (KBFM)
  • FM 88.1 & 88.9 (KMBH-KHID)
  • FM 106.3 (KHKZ)
  • FM 94.5 (KFRQ)
  • FM 96.1 (KBTQ)

You can also find more information at the following links:

UTB/TSC Hurricane Plan/ Alert Page
www.nhc.noaa.gov/
www.utb.edu  

We will continue to monitor the movement of Alex and will keep you informed of any changes.

For comments and questions, please contact the Webmaster.