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Hurricane Preparedness Workshop. Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24 – 30, 2010. Hurricane of 1900. Hurricane Ike. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 killed over 6,000 people and is still the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history.

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hurricane preparedness workshop

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24 – 30, 2010

history of galveston hurricanes
Hurricane of 1900

Hurricane Ike

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 killed over 6,000 people and is still the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history.

Hurricane Ike is the 3rd costliest storm to hit the U.S. to date. It resulted in 195 deaths.

History of Galveston Hurricanes
wind vs surge

Recently, NOAA updated the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Hurricane Ike, much like Katrina, made land fall at only a Category 2 storm. The category was based on the wind speeds. However it had a surge most commonly seen with a Category 4 storm. NOAA, therefore, took the surge out of the equation and has a new separate scale for estimating the possible storm surge.

Wind vs. Surge
information from the saffir simpson hurricane scale

Category 1– Winds from 75mph to 95mph

  • Category 2- Winds from 96mph to 110mph
  • Category 3 – Winds from 111mph to 130mph
  • Category 4 – Winds from 131mph to 155mph
  • Category 5 – Winds from 155mph and higher
Information from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Make a Plan

Build a Kit

Stay Informed

what to do at work
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 continued
What to do at work continued…
  • Lock cabinets or drawers containing sensitive/important information.
  • 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.
predications for 2010

The experts agree, this coming hurricane season could be very active:

Impact Weather: Houston based private forecasting firm that works with oil companies.

15 Tropical Storms

9 Hurricanes

4 Major Hurricanes

AccuWeather: from Chief Hurricane Forecaster, Joe Bastardi.

15 Tropical Storms

5 Hurricanes

2-3 Major Hurricanes

Colorado State University: from Dr. William Gray and Dr. Phil Klotzback.

15 Tropical Storms

8 Hurricanes

4 Major Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Risk: London-based forecast company.

16 Tropical Storms

8 Hurricanes

4 Major Hurricanes

Predications for 2010

Staying informed:

  • SJC Alert Me – Text messaging, email and voicemail
  • Local News Media
    • ABC 13
    • Click 2 Houston
    • KHOU 11
    • 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 5555

Cell Phone 281-476-1852

College Police – Non Emergency


College Emergency Information Line


Important Numbers

Cool video about 2005 hurricanes and 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)