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The National Weather Service has Ordered a Tropical Storm Watch for Galveston County, Surrounding Areas     

July 23, 2020


NWS has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for this weekend.

By Texas A&M University at Galveston Division of Marketing & Communications

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch that includes Coastal Galveston County and surrounding areas. Galveston Campus will remain operational, however we strongly encourage remote work locations for Friday, July 24, 2020, due to variables in the forecast.
 
Significant rainfall is expected with this system which will impact areas prone to flooding. All students, faculty and staff should shelter-in-place beginning at 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. All essential staff should contact their supervisors to determine their work schedule between these hours. 
 
Residence Hall Move-In and Drop-Off is cancelled for Saturday.
 
Stay weather aware. Real-time travel conditions are available at drivetexas.org and HoustonTranStar.org. Any campus impacts will be communicated via Sea Aggie Alerts.

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Media contact:
Rebecca Watts
rwatts@tamug.edu
979-229-0902



Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
 
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor or research, please contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Development by email at GiveToSeaAggies@txamfoundation.com or by calling (409) 740-4481.