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Tropical Weather Update: Aug. 23, 2020    

August 23, 2020


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

Texas A&M University at Galveston officials continue to closely monitor tropical weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Marco does not appear to be a threat to the Texas coast, however, significant uncertainty remains with the forecast for Tropical Storm Laura.

Therefore, out of an abundance of caution academic operations will take place remotely beginning Monday, August 24 and will resume on-campus once it is safe to do so. Student and Corps activities have been suspended until Friday, August 28. Notice will be provided at least 24-hours prior to resuming on-campus activities. Business operations will continue as normal until otherwise communicated.

Students, faculty and staff should be prepared to shelter-in-place OR evacuate should conditions warrant. The decision to evacuate campus will be made Monday, August 24 in consultation with the National Weather Service and local emergency management.

Information will be communicated via university email, the Sea Aggie Alert system, and Texas A&M University at Galveston social media channels (@aggiesbythesea). Should forecasted conditions change significantly prior to Monday, additional updated information will be provided. To enroll in Sea Aggie Alert, please visit the TAMUG GetRave website, click “Register” and follow the provided directions to create your account.

Stay alert and weather aware.

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Media contact:
Rebecca Watts
Director of Marketing and Communications
Texas A&M University at Galveston
(409) 740.4840
rwatts@tamug.edu



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.