The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Malibu beginning Thursday (10/10/19) at 3 AM through Friday (10/11/19) at 6 PM. Winds along the coast are expected to be 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. The strongest winds are predicted to be Thursday mid-morning through Thursday mid-afternoon. Humidity is predicted to be 3-10%.
Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:
- Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
- Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
- Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.
Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet.