The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Denton County for Tuesday, Apr. 3.
Keeping an eye on the sky
In the event of severe weather in the North Texas region, the UNT community can turn to several sources of information - including the UNT web site, Eagle Alert message, official e-mail messages from the university, 88.1 KNTU-FM, and NTTV - regarding official severe weather warnings, storm tracking, and building emergency plans. If severe weather moves into the Denton area, UNT community members should also listen for the city of Denton warning system located on campus.
When it comes to tornado and other weather dangers, UNT has two things in its favor - massive buildings and an emergency warning system. Speakers are mounted atop three poles on campus. The warning system is tested on the first Wednesday of every month, using the actual warning sound. If a tornado is spotted near UNT, those speakers would emit a three-minute siren loud enough to be heard across the campus.
Specific tornado emergency plans are in place for campus buildings. View evacuation and emergency procedures.
Information about road conditions
Individuals who commute long distances to campus may want to contact the Texas Department of Transportation's area hotline for information on road conditions at (800) 452-9292. The 24-hour recording is updated regularly and includes information on highways in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties.
For information on road conditions in other counties, call the Texas Department of Transportation directly at (800) 452-9292. View a detailed report of road closures that you customize based on your location.
To access the Broadcast Notification System or to reach the university switchboard, call (940) 565-2000 or metro (817) 267-3731.