ATTENTION: The Pasadena Campus Reopening Announcement

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Friday, September 1, 2017 9:00 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

It has been a very long week for our Houston area personnel, but we are happy to announce that we will be reopening the Pasadena Campus on Tuesday, September 5.  Jake has shared a video on our Facebook OutageBuzz page here: https://www.facebook.com/OutageBuzz/videos/1553545868053636/.

Some schools and daycares have suffered flood damage and will be taking longer to reopen.  Many of you are continuing to help others and volunteering in our community.  We applaud your efforts and unselfish gifts of time and sweat equity.  Supplies are returning and services are starting to be restored, and we will continue to rebuild and recover.  As always, stay in contact with your manager and discuss the best work routine for you.  Let us know if you need help.  For those outside of our area, thank you for your thoughts, concerns, prayers, calls and patience. 

Safety Moment: 

  • If you are helping others, please remember to wear the proper personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses and face masks when doing demolition.  
  • Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling flooded materials to prevent infection. 
  • If you are needing repairs or other services, please do your homework and check out your contractor or service provider to make sure they are reputable.

ATTENTION: APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Update 8/30 - Tropical Storm Harvey

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:50 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect and our Pasadena Campus continues to be closed.  Weather conditions have improved over the Houston metropolitan area, but there are areas that are still experiencing flood water, or the threat.  The Pasadena offices remain closed until after Labor Day.  No one should be going to the campus or entering the offices until you have been notified to do so.  Please continue to work from home until further notice, and let your manager know of any needs or concerns.

We sincerely appreciate your efforts to ensure essential business needs are met, including payroll processing and field support.   Anything non-essential or non-time-sensitive may be postponed until next week.  Thank you to the Finance team for processing time sensitive tasks.  We encourage each of you to focus on your family’s safety and support the needs in your community. The storm has moved further east of Houston and is now deluging east Texas and Louisiana.  We ask that you continue to pray for those that are losing life and property because of flooding in that area. 

Again, let us know how we can help you if you have suffered damages due to Hurricane Harvey. We are attaching the GE Request for Emergency Aid once again for your convenience.

We will send another update on Friday, 9/1 after the Disaster Recovery Team’s next meeting.  Stay safe!

ATTENTION: APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Update 8/29 - Tropical Storm Harvey

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 5:00 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect and our Pasadena Campus continues to be closed.  Even though weather conditions are starting to improve in the Houston area, the Pasadena offices will continue to be closed until after Labor Day.  The roadways in and around Houston continue to be flooded.  No one should be going to the campus or entering the offices until you have been notified to do so.  Please continue to work from home until further notice, and let your manager know of any needs or concerns.

We send our heartfelt sympathies to those that have had damage and encourage you to let us know how we can help you.  We send our sincere appreciation to employees that are volunteering to help in the community.  Many aspects and services in our lives will be temporarily disrupted.  It may be a while before supplies return to the grocery shelves, restaurants reopen, and gasoline is readily available.  Keep in mind that prices may be elevated as a result of the flooding.  We sincerely appreciate your efforts to ensure the essential business needs are met, including payroll processing and field support.  Anything non-essential or non-time-sensitive may be postponed until next week.  We encourage you to focus on your family’s safety and supporting the needs in your community.

We are attaching a Post-Hurricane Harvey EHS Precautions document that was shared with us by the EHS Team.  These precautions can be resourceful to those traveling into the area to help. 

We will continue to send daily updates after the Disaster Recovery Team’s meetings.  Stay safe!

ATTENTION: APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Update 8/28 - Tropical Storm Harvey

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Monday, August 28, 2017 4:15 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect and our Pasadena Campus continues to be closed.  Do not come to the Pasadena offices.  Our employees, their safety and their families are our greatest concern.  We urge you to remain sheltered in place and do not to try to get out on the roads as these storm cells continue to feed through the area.  If you have concerns or problems, please let your manager know. 

Viceroy Employees are eligible for financial assistance through their GE benefits for damages received due to this storm.  Employee resources are available on https://onehr.ge.com, see Additional Benefits > Self & Family > Emergency & Family Aid. We are also attaching a digital copy of the GE Request for Emergency Aid Application.  You can complete your portion and send to Katie Maldonado, Tannis Price, or Leslie Jeanes for HR Approval (digital signature) before submitting via email.

Until further notice, all employees should plan to work remotely. If you are unable to work due to your status, please contact your manager, so we can coordinate the appropriate coverage. Again, yours and your families' safety are our greatest concern. 

Below is some important information & resources. Please share with everyone around us in Texas. 

PHONE NUMBERS:
For a medical/functional emergency call 211.
For a life-threatening emergency call 911.
If you need to be rescued call 281-238-3430.
If you need info about shelters or help, inside Houston, dial 311. Outside Houston, dial 211.

People in distress can call the following US Coast Guard numbers:
281-464-4851
281-464-4852
281-464-4853
281-464-4854
281-464-4855

HELP:
How to apply for FEMA assistance
How to help the victims of Harvey
HPD: Anyone with a boat who can volunteer to help. please call 713-881-3100

CURFEWS:
Friendswood - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 27

LA Porte – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 27
Pasadena - 10 p.m. until 7 a.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 28
Pearland - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 27
Webster - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 27
Seabrook - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday Aug. 27 to Monday Aug. 28

In case of Emergency, you may also contact Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) hotline: 1-877-770-7676 Email: GSOC.Security@ge.com. They will connect you and your families with the local responders.

The Disaster Recovery Team will have another call tomorrow at 3:00 PM CST, and we will advise additional notifications.  Thank you for prayers. We very much appreciate them.  Stay safe!

ATTENTION: APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan Update - Tropical Storm Harvey

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Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:30 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect and our Pasadena Campus continues to be CLOSED.  Do not come to the Pasadena offices on Monday.  Our employees, their safety, and their families are our greatest concern. 

Houston and surrounding areas are either almost or completely flooded, with additional significant rainfall anticipated.  We have a few employees with water in their homes, and/or vehicles that have been flooded, and some without electricity.  According to the Corporate security cameras, the campus appears to be okay externally.  The public is using the parking lot as a refuge while water is high, but most are leaving after the water recedes.  We urge you to remain sheltered in place and do not to try to get out on the roads as these storm cells continue to feed through the area.  There are fines being imposed for those traveling at high rates of speed through neighborhoods, causing wakes that can push more water into homes.  The water in the streets is not sanitary, not to mention there have been reports of alligators, snakes and floating mounds of fire ants in various areas.  Please check with your city and stay informed about drinking water safety.  If you have concerns or problems, please let your manager know. 

Viceroy Employees are eligible for financial assistance through their GE benefits for damages received due to this storm.  Employee resources are available on https://onehr.ge.com, see Additional Benefits > Self & Family > Emergency & Family Aid.

Until further notice, all employees should plan to work remotely. If you are unable to work due to your status, please contact your manager, so we can coordinate the appropriate coverage. Again, yours and your families' safety are our greatest concern. If you have non-essential meetings and/or conference calls scheduled for tomorrow, please cancel those and reschedule later in the week or after the weather improves. 

The Disaster Recovery Team will have another call tomorrow at 3:00 PM CST, and we will advise additional notifications.  Thank you for prayers. We very much appreciate them.  Stay safe!

ATTENTION: The Pasadena Campus Remains CLOSED Due to Tropical Storm Harvey

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:30 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect and our Pasadena Campus continues to be closed.  Harvey is on land and has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but its trek is unknown and flooding is still a possibility in the Houston area at this time.  Several personnel have checked on the campus, and all is fine in that area.  The Disaster Recovery Team will have another call tomorrow at 3:00 PM CST and we will advise additional notifications.  Please contact your Manager if you have problems or concerns.

Stay safe!

ATTENTION: The Pasadena Campus are CLOSED Until Further Notice Due to Hurricane Harvey

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Friday, August 25, 2017 11:30 AM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Plan remains in effect until further notice. The APM + APCom Corporate Offices are closed until further notice due to Hurricane Harvey.  All Pasadena personnel will be working remotely.  Please contact Regional Leadership for assistance.  If you need support from a Corporate function, there may be a delay in response.  We are posting notices on www.apmdelivers.com/blog and OutageBuzz social media, and have updated our main phone number voice message for the duration of this storm.  The Disaster Recovery Team will be meeting periodically throughout the weekend and into next week, and we will keep you informed and advise when the Pasadena Corporate Campus has reopened and returned to normal operation. 

We urge you to stay tuned into local and national weather advisories to stay aware of any changes to the storm track. Now is the time to make personal preparations for yourself and your families.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-harvey-forecast-gulf-coast-texas-louisiana

As a reminder, please stay in contact with your manager to advise them of any needs or concerns.  You should update outgoing voicemail messages and email out of office responses immediately to notify employees and other contacts that the Disaster Recovery Plan has been initiated due to severe weather conditions and a delay in response should be expected.

Stay safe!

ATTENTION: The Pasadena Campus will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, August 25 due to Hurricane Harvey

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 4:30 PM CST

Attention All Employees:

The APM + APCom Disaster Recovery Team has initiated the Disaster Recovery Plan.  The APM + APCom Pasadena Corporate Campus is currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey.  Our other area offices throughout the US and Canada remain open.  If you have an emergency, please contact Regional Leadership for assistance.  If you need support from a Corporate function, there may be a delay in response.  We will advise when the Pasadena Corporate Campus has reopened and returned to normal operation.

According to the most recent advisory, the storm track for the next two days has narrowed and shifted a little further south.  The hurricane warning area has also shifted further south, with Houston under a Tropical Storm warning.  The computer models are converging, which is good news because they are all showing a track that is a little more to the south than previous.  Wind intensity guidance keeps creeping up, which is bad news for whatever area takes a direct hit by the center of the storm. 

Pasadena employees should plan to work from home Friday, 8/25, and until further notice.  Please stay in contact with your manager to advise them of any needs or concerns.  You should update outgoing voice messages and email out of office responses immediately to notify employees and other contacts that the Disaster Recovery Plan has been initiated due to severe weather conditions and a delay in response should be expected.

Please continue to stay tuned to local forecasts and heed any advice given to prepare and safeguard your home and families.  Electricity, gasoline, groceries and even school and daycare services may also be temporarily interrupted for several days, but our prayer is that everyone remains safe.  We hope we can continue our normal business operations next week after the storm has dissipated.  We have posted notices on www.apmdelivers.com/blog and OutageBuzz social media, and will continue to post notices and send email updates until normal operations are resumed.

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