One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

Hurricane Preparedness Archive

UTB/TSC Archived Advisory
The message below may not reflect current condition for UTB/TSC. Please refer to for latest information.

Hurricane Preparedness

Tropical Storm Don - Alert #2
July 29, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.

Campus to close at 2 p.m. Friday for Tropical Storm Don
UTB will shut down operations at 2 p.m., Friday, July 29 because of the arrival of Tropical Storm Don. In preparation for a storm, it is always a good idea to save data, remove hard drives and remove items off floors.

The Art League next to the American Legion Building will be open between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today for campus departments to store their golf carts during the storm.
The campus is scheduled to re-open as normal on Saturday, July 30.

As of mid-Friday morning, the storm was 140 miles east of South Padre Island moving west-northwest at 14 mph. The National Weather Service predicts rain bands to begin in Cameron County late this morning or early afternoon with the core of the rain and wind arriving between 2 to 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. The tropical storm brings lightning and thunder and the potential for tornadoes. Between 3 and 7 inches of rain and winds from 25 to 30 mph with gusts over 50 mph are predicted for most of Cameron and Willacy counties. The National Weather Service has put Cameron and Willacy counties under a tropical storm warning.

Tropical Storm Don is projected to make landfall about 9 p.m. Friday in Kenedy County, according to the National Weather Service.
You can never predict what a tropical storm will do so it is important to continue to listen to weather reports.
We will continue to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Don and will keep you informed of any changes.

You can find more information at the following links:

It is also important to stay informed through weather reports via the following local media:


  • The Brownsville Herald
  • The Valley Morning Star
  • Mid-Valley Town Crier
  • The Monitor of McAllen
  • San Benito News
  • Port Isabel Press
  • Island Breeze

Television Stations:

  • Channel 2 - KTLM Telemundo
  • Channel 3 - KNVO Univision
  • Channel 4 - KGBT-TV
  • Channel 5 - KRGV-TV
  • Channel 10 - KMBH-TV60
  • Channel 23/8 - KVEO-23
  • The Weather Channel

Radio Stations:

  • KURV - AM 710
  • KGBT  AM 1530
  • KGBT  FM 98.5
  • KTEX - FM 100.3
  • KBFM – FM 104.1
  • KMBH - FM 89.5 

The UTB Hurricane Team and the UTB Hurricane Plan/Alert Page will keep you updated on any new announcements and updates from

For comments and questions, please contact the Webmaster.