FAS Employees from Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services and University Police discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey at The Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas and main campus in Austin.
Sylvester Ruffin, Police Officer, University Police Department
Brent McGlothin, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
Irezama Anderson, Assistant Director Environmental Programs, Environmental Health and Safety
Jennifer Hrobar, Supervisor of Urban Forestry, Facilities Services
With special thanks to:
Anthony Estillore, Safety Specialist I, Environmental Health and Safety
Eric Wilson, Laboratory Safety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
FAS SHOWS IT IS TEXAS STRONG
UT Austin’s Marine Science Institute (MSI) in Port Aransas suffered severe devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Chris Brensinger's service-minded response to the hurricane damage at MSI exemplifies our shared portfolio values of teamwork, integrity, and stewardship.
UTPD, Emergency Preparedness, Commons Learning Center (CLC), and ITS employees along with Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) set-up a shelter at the CLC for medical hurricane evacuees.
In addition to long hours of campus preparation in advance of Harvey, Facilities Services personnel responded to reports of roof, ceiling, water leaks, and sump pump alarms in more than 60 main campus buildings.
Hurricane Harvey caused major damage to UT Austin facilities, including the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Stengl Lost Pines Biological Field Station, Winedale Historical Complex, F. Loren Winship Drama Building and individual buildings across the main campus.
FAS Employees from Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services and University Police discuss the Hurricane Harvey response at UT's Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.
Back in Austin, the university’s Budget Office, Accounting and Financial Management, Procurement and Business Contracts departments dedicated many hours to documenting financial details related to Harvey.