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Emergency Management Board Reviews Hurricane Preparedness Plan

Hurricane_Ike_Houston_3The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Emergency Management Board (EMB) met Monday, June 6 to review the University's hurricane preparedness activities. Included in the review was an examination of business continuity plans that would go into effect in the event that the University's physical campus became inaccessible.

Members of the EMB reviewed the activities involved in responding to a hurricane, including early tracking, communication plans and decision-making protocols.

As a reminder, hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. To ensure receipt of UHD messages in the event of an emergency, all members within the UHD community should verify that their contact information (phones numbers, e-mail addresses) is up-to-date in People Advantage Self Service (P.A.S.S.). Students can update their contact information by going to MyUHD.

Helpful information regarding hurricane preparedness for this region can be found at Ready Harris. This website explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to review Ready Harris, their personal hurricane plans, and their insurance policies to ensure adequate coverage. Please see Insurance Tips for Hurricane Preparedness.