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Pepperdine Monitoring Washington D.C. Threat

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Pepperdine University is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff members wherever they are in the world.  We are aware of the recent video in which a purported member of ISIS makes a threat of violence against Washington, DC.  The FBI has released a statement noting that at this time there does not appear to be a specific or credible threat to the United States.  However, Pepperdine University will continue to closely monitor the situation and will share more information with our community as needed.  We work closely with local and national government agencies as well as a private global security firm in order to do our best to protect our community as is reasonably possible.

All Operations Normal

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Welcome to Pepperdine University’s Emergency Information website. CURRENTLY ALL UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS ARE NORMAL.

This Emergency Information Web site may be accessed via a link on Pepperdine University’s Home Page at anytime. You may wish to save the URL for easy referencing in the event of an emergency impacting Pepperdine University in Malibu, or any of its campuses. During an emergency, information on this site will be updated regularly to keep students, faculty, staff, and family members informed with accurate and current information.

In addition to briefings which are posted during an emergency, this site makes it easy for you to obtain the latest information or road conditions affecting the Malibu campus. In the event of an emergency, the latest information will be posted at the top of this page.

Pepperdine’s Toll Free Emergency Hotline: (888) 286-5659.

The recorded message is updated regularly during emergency situations.

Information about current road conditions is also available on the Road Condition Hotline at (310) 506-ROAD (7623).

To report an emergency on the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then please call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Public Relations and News at (310) 506-4138.

Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for most of the Santa Monica Mountain Malibu area beginning Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 AM and continuing through Friday, November 13 at 6:00 PM.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. 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.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  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 beginning on page 14.

Malibu Campus Power Outage – Final Update

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Southern California Edison  has restored power to Pepperdine’s Malibu campus and will continue to work to restore power to surrounding areas. While Edison’s repairs are not complete, Edison does not expect them to impact the Malibu campus.