The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning extending from Santa Barbara County to the border of Mexico. The warning includes most coastal areas in Southern California including Malibu beginning on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The alert was issued due to gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity.
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.
- Note there is no smoking on the Malibu Campus during red flag warnings.
- 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 15.
Pepperdine officials are monitoring a small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway adjacent to John Wayne Airport. The situation has closed the freeway.
GSEP has canceled classes at the Irvine Campus for Friday, June 30.
The Irvine Campus is currently without power. Southern California Edison is working to resolve the issue and currently estimates it will take until midnight to restore power.
Due the power outage the Deans of the Graziadio School and the Graduate School of Education and Psychology decided to cancel classes scheduled for later this afternoon and evening, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and to close the campus.
Irvine Campus Critical Support Personnel (CSP) as designated by their supervisors should follow departmental established protocols for determining whether to remain on campus or be released for the remainder of the day. All other Irvine campus faculty and staff are released for the remainder of the day.
All other University campuses remain open and classes are in session.
The University Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) is monitoring weather, facility conditions, and road related activity as a result of the expected rain tonight and tomorrow. Pursuant to established protocol, the EOC will assess weather and road conditions as this storm moves through southern California. We encourage individuals traveling to Pepperdine campuses in southern California to check the University’s Road Conditions Hotline, (310) 506-ROAD (7623), regarding road closures.