The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Texarkana area. This means that tropical-storm-force winds are expected in the area within the next 36 hours. The forecast also includes heavy rainfall over an extended period of time. These scenarios will make traveling to and from the university extremely dangerous.
Because of the imminent threat of perilous weather and the potential for widespread power outages, Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be closed Thursday, August 27th and Friday August 28th. All scheduled classes, including online/synchronous remote classes are cancelled for August 27th and 28th.
The TAMUT campus will be closed with the exception of University Police and essential personnel needed to provide services for students who reside on campus. Food service will continue for students who live in Bringle Lake Village residence hall, although delivery times and methods may change according to weather conditions on campus. Students should check their university email regularly for updates or contact the residence hall director or their RA if they have questions or concerns. Normal university operations are scheduled to resume Monday, August 31st.
We are making this announcement as early as possible to allow you to make any preparations needed. Remember that the potential for widespread power outages over a period of days is a possibility with this weather event. Please exercise caution during this time with regard to travel. Stay home and stay safe.