To ensure that students, faculty or staff members receive this critical emergency information, they should maintain updated contact information in the ESTHER system. Contact information should include local and home emergency numbers where Rice can most effectively provide time-sensitive emergency information.
Hurricane Harvey has reached Category 2 status and continues to strengthen. The storm has slowed and is now expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Heavy rain and wind are expected in the Houston area this weekend.
Harvey has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Harvey is predicted to strengthen by the time it reaches land, with high probability of reaching Category 3. Rain is expected to begin by late morning on Friday, with significant rainfall accumulation and potentially high wind by Friday night.