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Hurricane Season is Here - Be Prepared!

It's June on the Texas Gulf Coast, which also means the start of Hurricane Season.

The UHD Campus Community experienced flooding and devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Tropical Storm Imelda last year. That's why emergency management officials stress how critical it is to be prepared for severe weather events.

Hurricane season is in effect from now through Nov. 30. So, it's important to equip your homes with a hurricane kit. Additionally, we are asking all studentsfaculty and staff to update their contact information to receive emergency alerts (through email and text). Also, UHD community members are encouraged to utilize the University's other communication channels (UHD News and social media) to receive timely emergency notifications.

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

You are also encouraged to stay informed through the Regional Joint Information Center, which provides updated reports during episodes of severe weather.

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.