WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN TEXAS ? WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management have designated November 14th, 2012, as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Texas. This is an annual safety campaign designed to promote winter weather awareness and safety.
Every year, West Texas is affected by winter weather, with at least one winter storm impacting the area in a typical year. Across the United States, an average of 23 fatalities can be attributed each year to winter weather, and dozens of fatalities can be attributed to exposure to cold. Add to that number, vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires due to dangerous use of heaters, and other winter weather fatalities, and you have a significant threat.
The keys to avoiding serious injury or death during a major winter storm include knowing the safety rules to survive cold weather, knowing how to stay informed of forecasts and warnings for winter storm conditions, and preparing ahead of time to handle difficult travel conditions and other exposure to harsh cold weather conditions.
Closing Due to Inclement Weather
TTUHSC issued OP 10.02 prescribing the policies and procedures for suspension of classes and closing of offices in emergency situations. This Regional Campus Policy defines the procedures to be followed in El Paso for these situations. Learn More
Severe Weather Alert System
TTUHSC maintains several warning and alert systems for use in the event major storms or other disasters threaten our community. TTUHSC operating policy attachment 76.15 B identifies the procedures to alert all TTUHSC El Paso employees, students, patients, and visitors of severe weather conditions. Learn More
National Weather Service
It will be the responsibility of the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans to assure that by November 15 of each year the administrators in their organization notify in writing those persons designated as "essential." The Human Resources Office or the Regional Dean's Office at a regional campus will be informed of the personnel designated as essential. Learn More
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