Hurricane

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In case of a hurricane, one or more of the following
methods may alert you:
• Voice mail/ E-mail messages
• Emergency Response Team member
• SHSU Police
• KATSAFE messages

CHECKLIST! Before leaving campus:
• Turn off and unplug electrical equipment.
• Move computers/fax machines/printers from rooms with exterior windows.
• Back up essential data files and documents.
• Secure or remove back-up diskettes, CD, or tapes.
• Secure proprietary information.
• Clear desk surfaces.
• Secure or remove personal items.
• Cover your computer with plastic.
• Close blinds.
• If necessary, assist employees with disabilities.
• Vacate offices, closing and locking all doors.

For Campus Updates:
• Listen to local television and/or radio stations.
• Check your e-mail account from home.
• Log on to university KatSafe website.
• Check your voicemail from home.

If campus buildings are damaged, be prepared to work from auxiliary location when
notified by your supervisor.

 

Flood Watches and Warning definitions

Flood Watch - high flow or overflow of water from a river is possible in the given time period. It can also apply to heavy runoff or drainage of water into low-lying areas. These watches are generally issued for flooding that is expected to occur at least 6 hours after heavy rains have ended.

Flood Warning - flooding is actually occurring or is imminent in the warning area.

Flash Flood Watch - flash flooding is possible in or close to the watch area. Flash Flood Watches are generally issued for flooding that is expected to occur within 6 hours after heavy rains have ended.

Flash Flood Warning - flash flooding is actually occurring or is imminent in the warning area. It can be issued as a result of torrential rains, a dam failure, or ice jam.