Sept. 13 Campus UpdateSept. 13, 2008
As of 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Baylor University is experiencing rain and gusty winds from Hurricane Ike - which has now been downgraded to a tropical storm - but there are no reports of any weather-related problems on campus. Forecasters predict up to four inches of rain and winds gusting up to 40 mph in the Central Texas area throughout the rest of the day. Precautions have already been taken across campus to minimize any disruption to campus services.
At this time, all elevators in university buildings are shut down to limit the risk of any student, faculty or staff member becoming trapped in an elevator if power is lost. When officials determine that the possibility of a power failure has passed, they will begin the process of returning elevators online, starting with residence halls.
For all hurricane-related university announcements, weather and road condition links, or information about canceled or postponed events, go to the Baylor Hurricane Ike website at http://www.baylor.edu/ike.
While the Baylor campus is experiencing some effect from Ike, it is certainly nothing like what has occurred in Galveston, Houston and other Texas coastal communities. Many of our students and alumni, as well as family members of our faculty and staff, are from these areas, and we ask that all in the Baylor family continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Ike, as the storm continues to push through east Texas.