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TWU’s Houston campus to close ahead of Hurricane Laura

Update: The Houston campus will resume normal operations Friday, according to an announcement on the campus’s webpage Thursday morning.

Update, Wednesday, 10 p.m. Hurricane Laura has ‘rapidly intensified’ to a Category 4 as it approaches landfall, according to the National Weather Service.

TWU’s Houston campus will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall, according to an announcement on the campus’s webpage. 

Laura is projected to make landfall on the upper Texas coast late Wednesday or early Thursday and move inland in what could be the most powerful U.S. hurricane this year, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“Laura is expected to produce catastrophic impacts from the coast to well inland: life-threatening storm surge, extreme winds, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes,” according to the National Weather Service.

Online classes may be rescheduled or recorded, and students will not be penalized if they are unable to connect to virtual instruction, according to the announcement. 

Students should reach out to their instructors for further information. 

The university is expected to announce a decision on Friday’s campus operations Thursday. 

Featured image courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory.

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