Hurricane Harvey Resources

August 25, 2017

For Immediate Release September 3rd, 2017
Contact: Alicia Bustillos, Vice President of Public Affairs [email protected]


Hurricane Harvey is currently projected to strengthen as it makes its way towards landfall along the Texas Coast sometime this weekend.

For all our sisters who may be affected, please connect with your local authorities to understand potential impact for your respective locations, and prepare yourselves accordingly.

 A few safety tips:
  • Get Prepared: Take action now to be prepared for hurricane season. As the storm approaches, it is often too late to get ready. Make sure you have family evacuation and communications plans, update your emergency supply kit and evaluate your flood insurance needs.
  • Know your zone. Evacuations are more common than people realize. Make yourself familiar with your community's evacuation zones, so you'll know exactly where to go.
  • Remember: if a hurricane threatens your community and local officials say it's time to evacuate, don't hesitate -- go early.
  • Complete a family communication plan. Plan how you will assemble your family and loved ones, and anticipate where you will go for different situations. Get together with your family and agree on the ways to contact one another in an emergency, identify meeting locations, and make a Family Emergency Communication Plan.
  • Download the FEMA app. The FEMA App includes disaster resources, weather alerts, safety tips, and a new feature that will enable users to receive push notifications to their devices to prepare.
  • Keep your devices charged up, so that you have a way of contacting family & friends and they have a way to contact you.
  • Don't drive once the heavy rains start – you could get stranded
  • Don't drive through high water; your vehicle will flood
 Specific chapters that could be affected:
Alpha Delta - Texas A&M University at Kingsville
Alpha Beta - University of Texas Pan American
Theta – University of Houston                                          
Alpha Theta - University of Houston Downtown              
Colony - Texas A&M Corpus Christi University
Zeta -  Sam Houston State
Alpha Rho - Lamar University
Xi – Prairie View A&M
Omicron – Texas State San Marcos
 
Flood warnings are anticipated to reach up to 10"-15" can reach San Antonio, TX:
Psi - St. Mary's University
Chi - University of Texas San Antonio
Beta Gamma - Our Lady of the Lake

TAMUCC has confirmed its evacuation and is providing buses to surrounding cities. TAMIU is welcoming students from its sister campus in Corpus Christi and providing refuge from the Hurricane.
 
Emergency contact information:
If you have not confirmed your location with a sister, please contact Regional Director - Maggy Solis (832) 620-4567, who lives in Houston or District Chair 16 - Jessica Saavedra (956) 467-7039, who lives in Corpus Christi.

If you have not already done so, please log onto MemberClicks and update your emergency contact information.
For further information on hurricanes and hurricane preparedness, please refer to the National Weather Service, Texas Emergency Management Office, FEMA, and The National Hurricane Center and please take any necessary precautions to stay safe, Sisters.
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