As an emergency situation or disaster may arise at any time – it is always better to be prepared than to try to find information at the last minute. Many of us have “stories to tell” about the before, during, and aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008. The loss of communications (telephone, cell phones, radio, and television), city and emergency services (electricity, water, sanitation, and traffic signals), transportation (buses, light rail, airport, and vehicular gasoline), access to food and water were coupled with heavy road debris and street closures. Hurricane Ike had a devastating impact to the Houston/Galveston areas and many families were in the recovery mode for a long time. How can we be better prepared for an emergency? What can we expect from the next hurricane season? What resources are available? Where can we find information and seek help?
Many of the questions may be answered by increasing our awareness of policies, procedures, media and support service contacts, weather trends, and planning. This website is intended to help you become more familiar with these items through the sharing/linking of information. While we have polices, checklists, contact points, and calling procedures – We can never be too prepared. So, please take a look at the following resources and share them with your family.
In the event of Severe Weather and possible campus closing or delayed opening your main point for information about our campus closing or delayed opening is the TWU Houston Severe Weather Closure Hotline: 713-794-2310 or the main TWU website http://www.twu.edu.
In addition, we highly encourage students, faculty, and staff to sign up for the PIONEER ALERT SYSTEM to receive significant emergency messages via campus computer, office telephone, or cell phone text messaging.
Dr. Eric D. Malmberg
TWU - Institute of Health Sciences, Houston Center
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & INFORMATION
CAMPUS CLOSURE, DELAYED OPENING, AND REOPENING POLICY
Inclement Weather – Staff Handbook“The Chancellor and President, or designated representative, shall make the decision for closing or curtailing of activities for all locations of the University. See University Policy 2.02 "Inclement Weather, Emergency Conditions. ”
For information on Severe Weather campus closings for TWU Houston: Please call 713-794-2310 or visit the main TWU website http://www.twu.edu/
EMERGENCY READINESS & ACTIONS FOR HURRICANES, TORNADOS AND OTHER SEVERE WEATHER
Disaster Supplies Checklists (FEMA)
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery (National Network or Libraries of Medicine)
Pets & Livestock
Rice University/Texas Medical Center Flood Alert System- Camera view of Brays Bayou, Radar, Rainfall, and Predictions.- Camera view of Brays Bayou, Radar, Rainfall, and Predictions. - Camera view of Brays Bayou, Radar, Rainfall, and Predictions. - Camera view of Brays Bayou, Radar, Rainfall, and Predictions. - Camera view of Brays Bayou, Radar, Rainfall, and Predictions.
NEWS MEDIA & RESOURCES
- KPRC CHANNEL 2 (713) 778-4910 http://www.click2houston.com/
- KHOU CHANNEL 11 (713) 521-4385 http://www.khou.com/
- KTRK CHANNEL 13 http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/index
- FOX 26 (713) 479-2801 http://www.myfoxhouston.com/
- KIAH CHANNEL 39 (713) 435-2954 http://www.39online.com/
- KTRH (740 AM) http://www.ktrh.com/
- KUHF (88.7 FM) http://app1.kuhf.org/kuhf.php
- KSBJ (89.3 FM) http://ksbj.org/
- KROI (92.1 FM) http://praisehouston.com
- KHMX (96.5 FM) http://khmx.radio.com
- KKRW (93.7 FM) http://www.937thearrow.com/main.html
- KTBZ (94.5 FM) http://www.thebuzz.com/
- KRBE (104.1 FM) http://www.krbe.com/
- KHCB (105.7 FM) http://www.khcb.org/
General information of city highlights and headlines. Type in your Zip Code (upper right side of webpage) to obtain pertinent city services, addresses, and phone numbers. During emergency situations the web page is updated to reflect important information including locations of Point of Distribution (POD) centers (water, ice, and food). Majority of detailed information may be found under the tabs at top of page.
National Hurricane Center Information, NWS Watches & Warnings specific to the Houston area.
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
"This site was created to assist, educate and archive information regarding
disaster preparedness for people with disabilities."
Information Tabs include: Disaster Information, Plan Ahead, Apply for Assistance, and Recover & Rebuild. Other links to all types of disasters, assistance, declarations, etc.
Includes Storm location mapping, forecasted wind speeds, and related links to evacuation maps, Houston/Galveston weather radar, National Hurricane Center, and additional hurricane information.
Latest news concerning all emergencies within Harris County. The site includes an abundance of information on many topics. Examples include preparation suggests for health, natural disasters, manmade threats, terrorist threats, evacuation information, traffic and school alerts, About 2-1-1 (Hurricane Evacuation Transportation Registration and link to Hurricane Transportation Registration Form Online) and more.
This is one of the most comprehensive websites for all weather phenomena, including warnings, observations, forecasts, weather safety, satellite imagery, and much more.
Ready Houston - Are You Ready?
Regional Disaster Preparation, Training, Regional Partners, Non-Profit, Federal Agencies, Weather, and Links to Ready.gov, Listo.gov, Evacuation Information, Houston Hide from the Wind, Hurricane Workshop, and Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities.
See Ready America & Ready Kids. Excellent resource for home emergency planning, checklists, kits, etc.
Texas Medical Center – Emergency Preparedness
Hurricanes and other Severe Weather (Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Tips and Kits, Bird Flu/Pandemic Flu, and Links).Hurricanes and other Severe Weather (Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Tips and Kits, Bird Flu/Pandemic Flu, and Links).
The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office for Houston/Galveston, TX
Specific weather information for our local area from NOAA. Includes Watches & Warnings,
Observations, Forecast Graphics, Rivers & Lakes, Climate and Multimedia WX Briefing.
Transportation Assistance Registry (211 Texas)
Pre-register for storm assistance. "Local emergency management will make every attempt to
evacuate someone who does not have the ability to evacuate themselves, as long as the person
is in the direct path of the storm."
See previous listing for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS).
Comprehensive (historical, forecasted, and current) weather conditions in the Houston Metroplex area. Includes over 25 “All Weather Stations” – Temperature, Dew Point, Humidity, Wind, Pressure, Precipitation, Heat Index, Elevation, and updated time. Data is derived from several resources (including Amateur Radio Stations) – Select the “Wundermap” for interactive Radar and Weather Stations.
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