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About UTMB Emergency Operations


This site is the online home for the UTMB Emergency Operations Plan, the Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases Readiness Plans, Business Continuity Planning and related documents.

It is the policy of UTMB to provide a framework for response to emergencies, internal or external, naturally occurring or man-made, which will guide all staff in managing the event safely and assuring rapid recovery to normal operating conditions.

All UTMB faculty, staff, students, contract employees, and volunteers should have a working knowledge of the emergency preparedness plans relative to their department or school. They will be expected to follow the plan in case of an emergency.

The Emergency Operations Plan presented here is institutional, involving the hospitals, business and administrative offices, the schools, and institutes. Developed collaboratively by representatives from each of these areas, this information is reviewed annually, revised as necessary, and approved by the President’s Council.


Emergency Communications

Disaster/Weather Emergencies

In the event of a disaster or emergency weather conditions, please refer to the following lines of communication for more information:

  • Call the UTMB hotline at (409) 77-ALERT (772-5378) or toll free at (888) 772-5449; or
  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at http://www.utmb.edu/alert. Should the UTMB web server go down, a second server is in place as a backup and will be available via UTMB's normal URL: http://www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at http://utmbinfo.com.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.

Information Technology Emergencies

In the event that there is a disruption of network or applications services, you can check the status of any given system by viewing the Daily Operations Status