More emergency information on Flooding
During a Flood:
- The Police & Parking Services Department will activate the Emergency Notification System to notify the campus.
- During non-business hours, the Police Officer on duty will activate the afterhours Emergency Notification System; they will proceed to as many buildings and classrooms as possible to make notifications.
After a Flood:
- Listen to local radio and television stations or weather alert system for updates
- Be aware of areas that tend to flood easily
- If at all possible, DO NOT travel
- If it is necessary to travel DO NOT walk through moving water or drive through flooded areas (as little as 6 inches of moving water can make you fall if walking and can cause vehicles to loses control).
- Evacuate as instructed by emergency personnel (if directed to do so) (See evacuation procedures)
- Avoid flood waters as they may be contaminated with gas, oil and sewage waters.
- Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse
- Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Do not drive over these lines either.
- Do not return to flooded areas until emergency personnel indicate it is safe to do so
- Stay out of buildings if flood waters remain around the building
- Be alert and report any hazards
Do not enter wet areas because of the danger of electrocution. If there is any possible danger, evacuate the area and call 627-6044
If there is no danger, call Facilities Management at 865-1800 or 627-6044 and advise them of the problem, including:
- Location of the leak
- Severity of the leak
- Whether any valuables are involved or threatened
If you know the source of the water and are confident in your ability to stop it do so cautiously.
Be prepared to assist, if directed to do so, in protecting University and personal property that is in jeopardy. Take only those steps that are needed to avoid or reduce immediate water damage.