The University of Michigan is offering an early move-in to Texas residents planning to live in a University residence hall, anticipating some students may need refuge from Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 hurricane, which made landfall along the Texas coast early Saturday.
University Housing announced the offer on their Facebook page Friday afternoon.
“Based on weather reports, we can see Texas has the potential for some significant weather events in the near future,” the Facebook post read. “If helpful, Texas residents (who are moving to one of our buildings on-campus) are welcome to come to campus early – we will house you until your contract starts.”
Brock Long, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told CNN Harvey could be the deadliest hurricane since Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people around New Orleans in 2005.
“Texas is about to have a very significant disaster,” Long said. “All indications from the hurricane center are that this is going to be the first major hurricane the nation has dealt with since 2005.”