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Kevin and I took a couple of hours this afternoon to walk around the campus. We went through almost every building and found things to be dry, safe and secure. We were so pleased to see that everyone is respecting the laboratory and building closure policy.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Rockport, Texas. Now a tropical storm, Harvey is gradually weakening and continues to move slowly northwest. The storm's path is still uncertain, but forecasters expect at least 15 inches of rain in the Houston area in the days ahead.
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