Hurricane Preparedness Training

Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 23 – 27, 2011
Information from the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
 Category 1– Winds from 75 mph to 95 mph
 Category 2- Winds from 96 mph to 110 mph
 Category 3– Winds from 111 mph to 130 mph
 Category 4– Winds from 131 mph to 155 mph
 Category 5– Winds from 155 mph and higher
Cone of Uncertainty
Projections for the path of a storm are made with a “cone of uncertainty”.
The further out in time the less accurate.
 24 Hour Prediction
 The center of the storm can
swing 100 miles to the left or
right of the projected path
0ver the next 24-hour period.
 48 Hour Prediction
 The center of the storm can
swing 160 miles to the left or
right of the projected path
0ver the next 48-hour period.
 72 Hour Prediction
 The center of the storm can
swing 230 miles to the left or
right of the projected path
0ver the next 72-hour period.
 Four Day Prediction
 The center of the storm can
swing 290 miles to the left or
right of the projected path
0ver the next 4 days.
We are here.
Evacuation Zip Codes & Surge Zone Map
Make a Plan
Build a Kit
Stay Informed
What To Do At Work
Upon notification that a campus evacuation or closure has been declared,
employees should immediately begin the following:
 Begin back-up of all office and/or lab computers within designated areas
 Unplug computer systems and peripheral
equipment such as printers, scanners etc.
from electrical wall outlets.
 Power off uninterruptible power supply
(ups); depending on mode, turn off switch
or press and hold down power button;
unplug from wall.
 Unplug phones from wall network plug; note
which cable goes in which wall socket (write
on cable for convenient reminder).
 Elevate all first floor systems off the floor or place on desk top.
 Move equipment away from windows, if possible.
What To Do At Work
 Lock cabinets or drawers containing sensitive/important
 Once release approval is given by the Campus President,
ensure that your area of responsibility is secure and
proceed to leave the campus safely.
 IT and Ed Tech will follow departmental disaster
response plans under which they will shut down the
computer lab systems and cover equipment
appropriately using previously designated personnel.
What To Do After A Storm
If you live in a coastal area that is NOT in a
hurricane evacuation zone, it is important to
make plans for surviving without electricity
for three to seven full days. Most serious
storms will knock out electricity and scatter
debris across widespread areas. Trees and
power lines will be down.
Make sure you have AT LEAST a three-day
supply of non-perishable food, water,
medications and other necessities. These
supplies should be in containers that are
water proof and easy to carry. This
preparation will serve you well in any disaster
or emergency.
After the storm, many newcomers, from volunteers to
state and federal employees, will show up in your area.
Fraud artists show up as well. Here are some things to
consider during the clean-up period.
• Use licensed local contractors, ask for references and
check them before entering into a contract.
• Ask for a written estimate from at least three
contractors, including cost of labor and materials.
• Read contracts carefully and read the fine print.
• Make sure the contractor carries general liability
insurance and workers' compensation. If he or she is not
insured, you may be liable for accidents that occur on
your property.
• Do not give out personal information, such as a social
security number, when you are not sure of the identity
of the person requesting information.
• Request identification, including a phone number for
the agency to confirm the representative’s ID.
Legitimate representatives of government or voluntary
agencies will have proper identification.
• Never pay a fee for help. Government officials or
volunteers do not charge for disaster assistance.
To avoid carbon monoxide exposure, be extremely careful using generators,
lanterns, gas powered appliances or when cooking on charcoal grills or gas grills.
Equipment or appliances that produce carbon monoxide should never be used
indoors. Take the following precautions:
• NEVER use a generator or grill indoors, including inside homes,
garages, basements, crawl spaces, tents or other enclosed or
partially enclosed areas.
• Opening doors and windows or using fans will NOT prevent CO
build-up. The gas cannot be seen or smelled and poisoning can
occur in a matter of minutes.
• Follow the instructions that come with the generator. ALWAYS locate
the unit outdoors on a dry surface, away from doors, windows,
vents and air conditioning equipment that could allow CO to seep
into the house.
• Gas-powered generators can be used safely if they are placed in a wellventilated outdoor area at least 10 feet away from a home or structure.
• If electric power is out, do not use gas ranges or ovens to heat your
• Remember that you cannot see or smell CO and portable generators
can produce high levels of CO very quickly. If you start to feel sick, dizzy,
or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately. DO NOT
DELAY. If someone else collapses or is not breathing, dial 9-1-1.
As of Thursday, May 26, 2011
Water Surface Temperatures
As of Thursday, May 26, 2011
Predications for 2011
The experts agree, this coming hurricane season could be very active:
NOAA: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
12-18 Tropical Storms
6-10 Hurricanes
3-4 Major Hurricanes
Impact Weather: Houston based private forecasting firm
14 Tropical Storms
8 Hurricanes
4 Major Hurricanes
AccuWeather: from Hurricane Forecaster, Paul Pastelok.
15 Tropical Storms
8 Hurricanes
3 Major Hurricanes
Colorado State University: from Dr. William Gray and Dr. Phil Klotzback.
16 Named Storms
9 Hurricanes
5 Major Hurricanes
Tropical Storm Risk: London-based forecast company.
14 Tropical Storms
8 Hurricanes
4 Major Hurricanes
Staying informed:
 SJC Alert Me – Text messaging, email and voicemail
 Local News Media
ABC 13
Click 2 Houston
Fox 26
TWC - The Weather Channel
Radio stations: 740AM, 92.9FM, 100.3FM, 104.1FM, 96.5FM, etc.
Go back
Important Numbers
On Campus Emergencies –
College Phone & Emergency phones
Cell Phone*
College Police
College Emergency Information Line
* Denotes change in number.
Community Hurricane
Workshop & Safety Fair
Pasadena Convention Center
Saturday, June 4, 2011
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Presented by: City of Pasadena Emergency
Management Department
May 25
7-8 pm
June 2
6:30-8 PM
Point of Contact
City Council Chambers
1700 First Street, Seabrook
Angleton Recreation Center
1601 Valderas Street
Jeff Galyean
Texas AgriLife Extension
National Weather Service
[email protected]
June 4
City of Houston and
Surrounding Region
10 AM - 3 PM
2011 Houston/Galveston Hurricane
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010-6099
June 4
10 AM - 2 PM
Pasadena Convection Center
June 4
Matagorda/Bay City
9 AM - 1 PM
June 4
Jamaica Beach
10 AM-Noon
June 6
11 AM-1 PM
June 6
Bayou Vista
6-8 PM
June 7
6:30-8 PM
June 9
Lake Jackson
6:30-8 PM
June 9
Tiki Island
6-9 PM
June 16
West Columbia
6:30-8 pm
June 23
6:30-8 PM
June 30
6:30-8 PM
Bay City Civic Center
201 7th Street
16628 San Luis Pass Road
Jamaica Beach
Wharton Civic Center
1924 N. Fulton
MUDD Building
River Place
733 Mystery Harbor Lane
Lake Jackson Civic Center
333 Hwy 332 East
West Columbia Civic Center
516 E. Brazos Ave
Bery Miller Junior High
3301 Manvel Road
Alvin Community College Theater
3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin 77511
Texas AgriLife Extension
[email protected]
[email protected]
Wharton County
Texas AgriLife Extension
Texas AgriLife Extension
Texas AgriLife Extension
Texas AgriLife Extension
Texas AgriLife Extension
Me and Jim Cantore from the
Weather Channel
Thank you all for coming. The power point is located
on the Public Drive - P:\Safety.
Hollie Fulsom, Safety Management Specialist
281.998.6183 (office) 281.998.6133 (fax)
[email protected]

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