The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the Ventura County Coast, L.A. County Coast (Malibu to Hollywood Hills), Santa Monica Mountains, and San Gabriel Valley beginning at 10 PM Sunday, October 27 through 6 PM Monday, October 28. Forecasters expect 20-30 MPH winds from the northeast with gusts up to 40-50 MPH. In mountain areas of L.A. County winds of 25-35 MPH with gusts of 50-60 MPH are expected.
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.
- Consider taking down umbrellas and moving patio furniture inside.
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.