Campus Weather Update: Hurricane Harvey, President Livingstone Statement, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

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As of 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, from @NWSFortWorth, www.weather.gov/FortWorth
Aug. 27, 2017

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2017) – Baylor University expects no disruption to campus operations from inclement weather due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The only impact is to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in Houston, Texas, which will remain closed through Monday, Aug. 28. The SSW will continue to monitor the weather situation in Houston and provide updates regarding additional changes to its operational schedule as conditions warrant.

Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone released a statement today in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and calls on the Baylor Family to join together in prayer for those along the Texas coast, in Houston and southeast Texas who have been impacted by this devastating storm.

    “Our hearts are heavy at the devastation along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas from Hurricane Harvey. Our deepest prayers are with the families and communities who have experienced loss, and we pray that in the coming days they will be filled with hope, reassurance and restoration. We encourage our Baylor Family to stay safe and join together in prayer for God’s comfort, mercy and protection for those impacted by this devastating storm.” – Dr. Linda A. Livingstone, Baylor University President

Baylor offices and organizations are currently working out details on how they will be able to respond to the flooding and destruction across the coast and southeast Texas. Updates will be posted at www.baylor.edu/response.

The Central Texas area continues to be affected today by the outer rain bands of Hurricane Harvey. Periodic heavy rain, especially south of Hwy 84 and east of Interstate 35, is expected. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning for Bell, Falls, Milam, Leon, Limestone, Freestone and Robertson counties. Winds may gust to near 40 mph at times in the strongest rain bands that move through today.

Please continue to monitor the weather on local media channels and make sure your emergency contact information is up to date in the Baylor Alert Emergency Notification System at www.baylor.edu/emergency.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2017) - Showers and thunderstorms are likely in Central Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Winds will increase today, with wind gusts likely to be in the 35-to-40 mph range, especially south of US Hwy 84 (south of a line from Goldthwaite to Waco to Palestine). This is the same area expected to see the heaviest rainfall, with a flash flood watch in effect until early Tuesday.

Please continue to monitor the weather on local media channels and make sure your emergency contact information is up to date in the Baylor Alert Emergency Notification System at www.baylor.edu/emergency.

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 1:00 p.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2017) - Baylor University does not expect any disruption to campus operations this weekend from inclement weather due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The only Baylor program affected by the storm is the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in Houston, which is closed Friday through Sunday, Aug. 25-27. The Austin EMBA program, which hold classes at 5 p.m. Monday, is monitoring conditions over the weekend.

Campus safety officials continue to advise against any travel to the affected areas.

The National Weather Service predicts that Hurricane Harvey will make landfall early Saturday morning near Rockport on the Texas Gulf coast and continue to move slowly north and then east near the Victoria area over the weekend. Even though the core of the storm will remain well south of the Waco area through the next few days, the potential for heavy rainfall will increase this weekend across Central Texas and perhaps into portions of North Texas.

The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 2-to-6 inches of rain across the Central Texas area this weekend, with east and southeast winds increasing to near 20 mph across Central Texas with gusts up to 40 mph possible.

On Saturday, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly after 2 p.m. On Saturday evening, the NWS says that tropical storm conditions are possible, with showers and thunderstorms likely.

On Sunday, showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 8 a.m.

Please continue to monitor the weather on local media channels and make sure your emergency contact information is up to date in the Baylor Alert Emergency Notification System at www.baylor.edu/emergency.

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2017) - Baylor University does not expect any disruption to campus operations this weekend from inclement weather due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The only Baylor program affected by the storm is the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in Houston, which will be closed tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 25) and hold no student activities through Sunday, Aug. 27.

The National Weather Service predicts that Harvey will make landfall late tomorrow, Aug. 25, along the Texas coast between Port O’Connor and Matagorda Bay, about 70 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.

Campus safety officials advise against any travel to the affected areas.

Please continue to monitor the weather on local media channels and make sure your emergency contact information is up to date in the Baylor Alert Emergency Notification System at www.baylor.edu/emergency.

The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 1-to-4 inches of rain across the Central Texas area this weekend.

On Saturday, tropical storm conditions are possible with a 60 percent chance of showers o thunderstorms. Some storms could produce heavy rain and winds up to 40 MPH.

On Sunday, showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected and could produce heavy rain.

If you have any questions, contact the Baylor Department of Public Safety at 254-710-6695 or Emergency_Management@baylor.edu.

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