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Be Prepared. Hurricane Season Is Here.

June 1 Marks Start Of Atlantic Hurricane Season

For those of us living along the Gulf Coast, it's time to prepare for what promises to be another active season. UHD’s Office of Emergency Management is reminding members of the University community about the importance of hurricane preparedness.

Here are a few helpful tips to address home and campus hurricane preparedness.

Home Safety
Be sure that your hurricane preparedness plan takes into account all of the members of your household, as well as your pets. Have a basic hurricane kit ready, know your evacuation route, and communicate with your family and friends. Monitor severe weather through trusted sources such as the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service.

Campus Preparedness
Keep a small bag with emergency supplies, in your car or in your backpack that includes extra prescription medication, contact lenses (including a case and solution), a small flashlight, and a phone charger. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to monitor the weather closely whether on or off campus. During severe weather, stay informed by monitoring UHD Alerts (distributed via text, email, Twitter, and Facebook) for campus emergency messages.

Update Your Contact Information
Remember to update your contact information or ensure your information is current to receive UHD Alerts via email and text. Also, UHD Community members are encouraged to use the University’s other communication channels (UHD News, Gator Update [student news], and social media) to receive timely emergency notifications.

Sign up for alerts on UHD’s Emergency Management site and bookmark the following sites to receive important emergency messages:

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.