Extra-issue post: Houston Area Update

September 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jill Emery, NASIG President

NASIG’s thoughts are with our members in the Houston area.

From reviewing various campus emergency web sites on Sunday evening, it can be reported that other than power outages, most appear to be doing well, with mostly debris pick-up as their main clean-up activities.

Rice University will open on Tuesday and they appear to have power. Given Rice’s proximity to the Medical Center, they’re lucky in this respect as it makes them first back on the power grids.

All other universities’ emergency web sites such as the University of Houston, Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, etc., have stated they will delay opening until Wednesday. This is due to the widespread power outage in the area and some minor building damage and campus clean-up of debris.

Texas A&M Galveston and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston received minor flooding and building damage. Both are located in the area protected by the sea wall. They will remain closed through 21 September. UTMB has reopened their emergency room have seen about 60 folks primarily for minor injuries.

Texas A&M in College Station will resume classes on Monday.

[Ed. note: To our members in Houston and the surrounding areas, when you have power again, please feel free to post comments and let us know how you’re doing.]


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