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Tropical Storm Beta -  10:15 p.m., Sept. 22, 2020

As the remnants of Tropical Depression Beta move across the Houston area, the rain and street flooding is expected to subside by Wednesday morning.

UTHealth will be open and operational beginning at 6 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, unless weather conditions deteriorate overnight. The Graduate School will also return to regular online operations unless inclement weather continues.

MD Anderson campuses in the TMC continue to operate under Level-2 Warning conditions due to COVID-19.

Please continue to monitor this page for the latest updates.


 Inclement weather conditions or natural disasters severe enough to cause closure are very rare, but when they do occur, GSBS policy is as follows:

Personal Refuge:  UTHealth and MD Anderson are not equipped to serve as a shelter during a hurricane or other emergency situation. Only ride-out team members (whose job responsibilities require their presence on a 24-hour basis) will be permitted access to facilities. Family members and pets will not be permitted to shelter at any UTHealth or MD Anderson facility during a hurricane or other emergency situation.

Click here to view and download the GSBS Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Click here to view the NWS Hurricane Guide.

Click here for hurricane preparedness info from UTHealth (requires UTHealth login to access off campus).

Click here for hurricane prepardness info from MD Anderson (may require MD Anderson credentials to access).

Students should check the following websites:

For students working at MD Anderson: www3.mdanderson.org/employeealert/

For students working at UTHealth: uthealthemergency.org

Faculty, staff and students can also log onto www.cancellations.com/ for a complete list of area closings, including UTHealth schools.


Other sources of information:

Traffic Incidents and Road Closures

Houston Transtar

Television Channels

Radio Stations

Telephone Numbers

Institutional Text Alert Systems