Weather Advisory – June 20, 2017 3 p.m.
The University’s Emergency Operations Team is monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy, located in Gulf of Mexico and tracking toward Louisiana. According to forecasters, the storm poses little to no direct threat to Tampa Bay. However, heavy downpours and lightning are possible along with gusty winds.
There are no plans for operational changes at UT. Please be mindful, however, that lightning is a normal Florida summer time occurrence. If you hear the Thor Guard siren (UT’s lightning detection system), please seek appropriate shelter.
Further updates will be provided as necessary. Please check this page frequently. You may also want to monitor the National Hurricane Center site.
When tropical storms develop, the University community is advised to stay informed by following weather reports and projections. The Emergency Operations Team will closely monitor National Hurricane Center projections and news media reports.
Follow these websites for timely information about storms and their projected paths (cone of uncertainty/probability):
Live Campus Weather
A real-time weather station is installed atop the Frank and Carol Morsani...
A real-time weather station is installed atop the Frank and Carol Morsani Hall located on the UT campus. The station provides live campus weather updates and data. Check campus weather conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with this website feature.
The Emergency Operations Team will announce closings and other weather...
The Emergency Operations Team will announce closings and other weather-related communications via global emails, www.ut.edu
, text messaging and voicemail messages.
The University offers a free emergency text messaging service to students, faculty and staff. This service will only be used in campus emergency situations. Students, faculty and staff must enter their cell phone number in SpartanWeb
, Personal Info link, Biographical Info tab for automatic enrollment in the SMART-Spartan Mobile AleRT system. Details and frequently asked questions can be found at www.ut.edu/safety
The UT Web site (www.ut.edu
) is hosted at a remote location and will remain available in the event of a UT Campus emergency. Information can be obtained by visiting www.ut.edu
or by calling UT’s toll-free number 1-888-646-2738. Please remember to use these important resources for updated information.
Emergency Operations Plan
The University’s Emergency Operations Team has developed an Emergency...
The University’s Emergency Operations Team has developed an Emergency Operations Plan that includes contingency planning for weather-related emergencies. View a summary of the Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Shelter Site
For those students unable to find shelter with friends/relatives or at other safe...
For those students unable to find shelter with friends/relatives or at other safe locations, the University has a designated American Red Cross approved evacuation site in the northeast section of Tampa – the Lawton Chiles Elementary School building.
Should the UT campus require evacuation, students will be provided with maps illustrating driving routes from campus to Lawton Chiles Elementary School. Additionally, students will receive comprehensive instructions, checklists and other evacuation information. UT’s Residence Life staff members, trained by the American Red Cross, will assist with shelter operations/management and remain with students.
Whether you're a native Floridian or new to town, being informed about Tampa's...
Whether you're a native Floridian or new to town, being informed about Tampa's storm activity is always a good idea.