Weather Alert - April 17, 2019

As of 5:25 p.m., April 17, 2019

TWU Community:

The National Weather Service has forecast severe storms that will move through the Denton and Dallas areas beginning later this evening. These storms have the possibility of producing damaging hail and winds and could spawn tornadoes. The confidence in these forecasts has increased over the course of the day. Due to this severe weather threat, Texas Woman's University is canceling classes and activities at its Denton and Dallas campuses today at 5 p.m. All classes and activities will resume at their scheduled time on Thursday, April 18. The decision to cancel classes was made after the weather pattern became more defined and the threat of damaging storms became more imminent. University administration made the decision after consulting with emergency operations staff and nearby jurisdictions.

Cancellation means that all non-essential staff are permitted to leave campus, and most buildings—including the Huey-Blagg Library, Pioneer Hall, and Fit and Rec Center—will be closed. Residential facilities and dining halls will remain open. If in doubt about your employment as essential or non-essential staff, please check with your supervisor.

Here are some severe weather safety tips:

  • Seek shelter on the lowest floor in interior stairwells and hallways.
  • Avoid rooms with exterior windows to reduce the additional threat of flying debris.
  • For commuters, never stop under bridges or overpasses to protect yourself from hail. Bridges give no protection from wind-driven hail and your parked car will block traffic and may cause accidents for others.
  • If you are commuting, stop and seek shelter in a strong sturdy building if possible.

If there’s an emergency on or near campus, a Pioneer Alert will be activated.

Page last updated 5:31 PM, April 17, 2019