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Emergency Communications Center

This site is intended to inform the Texas Tech University community about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency.

Emergency Update 7.24.17

Areal Flood Advisory - 5:14 p.m. June 15

An Areal Flood Advisory has been issued for Lubbock County, including the Texas Tech campus, until 6:45 p.m. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots. Avoid low-lying areas and do not drive into flooded roadways.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch - 3:37 p.m. June 15

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Lubbock County, including the Texas Tech campus, until 9 p.m. June 15.

A severe thunderstorm watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms.

Stay tuned to local media and emergency.ttu.edu for updates.

Heat Advisory - 1:00 p.m. June 17

A heat advisory has been issued for Lubbock County, including the Texas Tech campus, until 8 p.m. June 17. Temperatueres are expected to exceed 105 degrees. Weather conditions will create a high risk of heat stroke or other heat-related illness for those without air conditioning or those outdoors for any extended period. Precautions should include drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, and staying out of the sun.

Flood Safety Information

The National Weather Service has provided tips on what to do before, during and after a flood. With the extensive flooding in the state of Texas, we encourage the Texas Tech community to be prepared by visiting the National Weather Service's Flood Safety website.

TechAlert Test Scheduled

There will be a test of the TechAlert! Emergency Communications System Oct. 29 at 10:50 a.m.

If you have not already done so this semester, update cell phone, home phone or text message information at www.ttu.edu/emergencyalert. Up to four phone numbers can be entered, with TTY/TDD for hearing impaired and text messaging options. The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations and class cancellations or delays.

Check your information and Get the Message!

Active Shooter Training

Lt. Eric Williams of the Texas Tech Police Department provides guidance for surviving an active shooter situation. It is available to all faculty, staff and students. Be prepared, watch it today.

All faculty and staff should complete MentalHealthEdu

MentalHealthEdu is a 24/7 online program that provides information to help faculty and staff recognize signs of distress in students, communication tips for effective intervention and answers to questions about privacy laws.

It is made available to Texas Tech faculty and staff through the Division of Student Affairs. All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to complete the 30-minute program by going to www.mentalhealthedu.com and entering login ID 7MH229115.

Sign up for emergency alerts

Sign up for Emergency Alerts!

Texas Tech University has implemented TechAlert!, an Emergency Alert Notification System to communicate important alerts and emergency response information to students, faculty and staff.

To make sure you receive emergency alerts, update your contact information at www.ttu.edu/emergencyalert

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Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 9-911

General Emergency Procedures

Texas Tech Police
Non-emergency 806-742-3931

Physical Plant
Maintenance Emergencies
806-742-3328 (after 5 pm)

Information Technology
Server-related issues 806-742-3649

Governor's Division of Emergency Management

Texas Department of Public Safety

Ronald Phillips
TTU Emergency Management Coordinator
University Council

Jay Parchman
TTUS Emergency Management Coordinator
Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Emergency Communications Center is maintained by the Office of Communications and Marketing
212 Administration Building
Lubbock, Texas 79409
806.742.1615 fax
Normal Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central, Monday - Friday