Weather-Related Safety


Determine your best protection from high winds and flooding. Have a plan to evacuate and a plan to shelter safely. Take time now to gather the supplies and knowledge you will need when the storm arrives.

Plan to Evacuate; If advised to, do so immediately and go to a safe place.

  • Know where you will go, how you will get there, and where you will stay. 
  • Plan well in advance if you will need help leaving or use public transportation.
  • Mobile/manufactured/trailer homes and recreational vehicles (RVs) cannot provide safe shelter from tropical-storm or hurricane-force winds.

Plan to Shelter Safely

  • Be ready to live without power, water, gas, phone, and internet for a long time.
  • Practice going to a designated safe shelter for high winds. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not likely to flood.
  • If you are in an area that is likely to flood, designate a location on higher ground that you can move to before floodwaters reach you.


UTMB Safe App


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Download UTMB Safe today! It is the official safety app of UTMB. The app features emergency contacts, crisis alerts, in-app tip reporting, location services features, and much more!

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UTMB Police Department


The UTMB Police Department, through professional policing and working in partnership with the community, is dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus where the pursuit of higher education, research, and health care can be achieved.

    Events and Services:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Bicycle Registration
  • Child Safety Seat Installation Assistance
  • UTMB Safety Watch
  • Motorist Assistance (Limited)
  • Fingerprinting (State and Federal)
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Trainings
  • Lost and Found
  • Coffee with a Cop

Emergency: Dial 911
Emergency Phone Locations


404 8th Street
Galveston TX 77555




UTMB Alerts


UTMB Alerts is UTMB’s Emergency Notification System. In a campus emergency, UTMB will use several information delivery methods because, at any given time, one form of communications might be better to reach you than another. UTMB delivers emergency notifications using some or all of the following channels:

  • UTMB Alerts text and phone messages
  • The UTMB Alert Site webpage (
  • The iUTMB homepage (
  • Global broadcast e-mails to all UTMB email accounts
  • UTMB Institutional Facebook and Twitter postings

Click Here to go to the Official UTMB Alerts Page



Office of Student Life

301 University Boulevard
Lee Hage Jamail Student Center
Second Floor
Galveston, TX
(409) 772-1996