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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 #5
The latest on Hurricane Alex.
Alert Status
: Severe
Posted: 6/30/2010 at 12:00 p.m. 

NOTE: The telephone number for Campus Police (956) 882-2222 is currently unavailable. For assistance, please call (956) 882-8232 or 882-8233.
  
To login to UTB/TSC WebMail, make sure to type "scorpion\" (without the quotes) as part of your login ID.
  
Also, we are experiencing issues with Blackboard that the Distance Education team are working on.  They are in communication with the Blackboard engineers and hope to solve the problem. 

 

The following are highlights from the 10:30 a.m. conference call meeting at the State Operations Center of the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin regarding Hurricane Alex.

  • Expected landfall is 80 to 100 miles south of Brownsville.
  • Storm expected to strengthen and make landfall as a Category 2 around midnight tonight.
  • Brownsville will receive tropical storm winds of 50-70 mph for 18-24 hours with isolated hurricane force winds.
  • Greatest threat is heavy rainfall and flash flooding today through Friday from 6" to 12". Isolated areas could recieve amounts of up to 20" in areas of deep South Texas.
  • Storm surge could reach from 3 to 5 feet above ground level with coastal levels as high as 7 feet.
  • Local run-off into the Rio Grande river should stay within the levees.
  • Watch out for fast moving, small tornadoes.

The UTB/TSC Office of News and Information will send updates and we encourage the campus community to stay informed prior, to and during a storm through area media outlets and the Hurricane Alert page at www.utb.edu/hurricane and at www.utb.edu  and by campus e-mail using hurricane@utb.edu.

Also, we are experiencing issues with Blackboard that the Distance Education team are working on.  They are in communication with the Blackboard engineers and hope to solve the problem.

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 hours should check on the reopening of the campus on the hurricane page.  

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-TVTelemundo
  • Channel 3/48, KNVO-TVUnivision
  • 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: http://www.utb.edu/ba/hurricane/Pages/default.aspx

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