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Prepare For Hurricane Season With KatSafe Alerts

June 14, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton

June marks the beginning of Hurricane season in Texas. Sam Houston State University wants students, faculty and staff to be prepared for any emergency situation with KatSafe.

Katsafe is one method that SHSU uses for distributing immediate emergency notifications to the campus community. All current SHSU community members are automatically enrolled in KatSafe voice and emails. However, users can update their personal information using the SamWeb portal and add up to 10 phone numbers to receive text and call emergency alerts.

Additionally, desktop alerts, the university website, and SHSU social media channels are part of the KatSafe System and are utilized in providing the most up to date information.

The 2020 hurricane season was the most active in recorded history and the fifth consecutive above average season. There were 30 named storms, 14 of which developed into hurricanes and 11 of which made landfall in the United States, breaking the record of nine set in 1916.  

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another active Atlantic hurricane season in 2021. Forecasts predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate another historic level of storm activity as seen in 2020. The first threat of the 2021 season for the Gulf of Mexico has already arrived with Tropical Storm Bill.

You can continue to monitor campus alerts at shsu.edu/katsafe.

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