I'm currently providing shelter to some friends from Galveston who are worried about what nastiness they'll find in their refridgerator once they are able to return home after who-knows-how-long. Just think along the same lines for UTMB's research labs.
Taking a look at UTMB's web site, I only found this little blurb of relevance to my concerns:
Power coming soon for research samples Here’s more information on dry ice and liquid nitrogenPosted: 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, mc
The prospect of getting back on the power grid is getting better and better. In the meantime, we have had very good success in maintaining the integrity of our research samples. To that end, this message is a reminder to continue this tremendous effort until we are fully back on the grid. Click here for more information.
This is somewhat reassuring, but more details concerning the status of the BSL-4 facility itself would be nice. Googling about, I find that I'm not the only one concerned. Ever read Stephen King's The Stand?