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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.

Communications

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.

Hurricane 101

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.