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 Yellow:  Application Alert

Skype for Business Scheduled Maintenance

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 • 10:21 AM joreily

On 09/19/2018 starting at 1900 a change to Skype for Business phone call routing is being made to leverage new technology. There is no expected user impact.


 Yellow:  Network Alert

Scheduled Network Maintenance for Rebecca Sealy Hospital

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 • 3:25 PM joreily

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, IS-Netops is scheduled to migrate users from Alcatel switches to Cisco redundant switches on the 1st floor West End only of RSH (Building 121). This will be complete network downtime from 1pm to 5pm.


 Yellow:  Utilities Alert

Galveston Campus: Natural Gas Odor Possible

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 • 2:37 PM pvaldes

As part of the water leak repairs in front of R. Waverley Smith Pavilion, utility crews are purging a natural gas line as a safety precaution. The line is being purged near the Alumni Field House on 4th Street/Holiday Drive, which may cause a strong odor of natural gas in the area and adjacent parts of campus.

Water Main Break Update -- Bus and Van Service Locations Temporarily Changed

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 • 1:19 PM rareyes

Crews are repairing a water leak in front of R. Waverley Smith Pavilion on the UTMB Galveston Campus. The university has ensured a safe and adequate water supply for adjacent buildings while repairs are made. These repairs will require closure of all lanes of a portion of the loop road around the Jennie Sealy Hospital Parking Garage. The road will be closed just after the Jennie Sealy Hospital ramp.

The closure will begin at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 18) and could last through the end of the week. All traffic will be routed onto the upper deck of the parking garage. UTMB Police and parking control officers will be on-site to advise motorists.

Bus and van services that pick up at R. Waverley Smith Pavilion will be affected during the closure. Beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 and until repairs are complete and the Pavilion drive is once again accessible:

• The UTMB Circulator van will pick up at 8th and Market.
• The League City Park and Ride bus will pick up at 8th and Market.
• City of Galveston busses will pick up at 8th and Market.

To relieve traffic congestion in this area, employees who normally get dropped off or picked up at Jennie Sealy Hospital are asked to find an alternate location until repairs are completed. Also be aware that the driveway in front of R. Waverley Smith Pavilion will be inaccessible to vehicles during this closure.

If you must travel in the affected area, please exercise caution to ensure your safety and the safety of pedestrians and utility crews.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding while these important repairs are completed. Updates will be provided on the Alert web page and other sources as needed.














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
  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at 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: www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at www.utmbinfo.com.
  • See www.utmb.edu/emergency_plan for UTMB Health Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.




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