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Bowie County Texas (County Number 19, Supplementary Sheet C)

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Publisher
The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin
Keywords
  • Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
  • Texarkana
  • Wake Village
  • Wright Patman Lake
  • Federal Correctional Institute
  • Big Creek Park
  • Redwater
  • Clear Spring Park
Disciplines
  • Earth Science
  • Education
  • Political Science

Abstract

RRW Decision Process for Weather Alerts 2 10 14 Decision Process for a Delayed Opening or Closure of Campus during a Weather Event The safety of students, faculty, and staff is the University’s top priority. Any decision that disrupts the normal operations of the campus seriously impacts the teaching and research mission of the university. Because of this, a process has been developed that aims to minimize the negative impacts, while ensuring the highest safety possible of the UT community. How does the decision process begin? The decision to delay opening or close the campus during a weather event begins as soon as the event is forecasted. Group conference calls!for information gathering are scheduled with top administrators from the following organizations: • City of Austin • Travis County and Travis County Sheriff • Multiple County Independent School Districts (ISD’s) • Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) • Austin Police Department • Homeland Security • National Weather Service Meteorologist • Area Incident Meteorologist • Other Government and Non-government Agencies Weather can often be unpredictable but forecast information is obtained from the best meteorological sources available. A projection is made about the possible accumulation of sleet, snow, or ice on area roads and highways. Special consideration is given to elevated or otherwise hazardous routes. A determination is made as to whether travel can be made safe by treating roadways with salt or sand or whether certain routes will require closure due to conditions. Each organization carefully weighs the impact that the road conditions will have on their ability to carry out normal operations. How are decisions made to delay opening or close the UT campus? University administrators involved with campus operations, safety and security, and facilities and grounds evaluate the projected forecast. Temperatures and wind chill are taken into consideration due to the high amount of time

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