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.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rains throughout Friday and into the weekend. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are possible for all coastal and valley areas, with localized downpours exceeding this average. Heavy rains may result in rock slides and road closures in canyons and along the coast. Gusty winds are also forecasted, with the strongest gusts expected in mountain areas from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. Coastal flooding and high surf conditions are possible, with flooding likely to occur in some beach parking lots and beach access points, particularly at high tide. Please be alert for potential flash flooding and regularly check the Road Conditions Hotline for the latest information on Malibu area road closures: (310)506-ROAD (7623).
This individual sent obscene and concerning materials, which the University considers threatening, to a staff member. He has been denied access to all Pepperdine campuses. If he is observed on any Pepperdine campus, call 911 immediately, then call the Department of Public Safety.
To reach the Department of Public Safety Public Safety 24 hours a day:
Emergency on campus extension: 4441
From an off campus line: 310.506.4441
From a “blue light” phone: Dials automatically
Anonymous Tip Hotline: 310.506.7634
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reports that “All the available information continues to indicate Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories, and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity,” despite the reports of low concentrations of radioactive particles heading eastward from Japan.
On April 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that there are no radiation related health risks to individuals outside of Japan. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control remains confident that there will be no serious health consequences here in the U.S.
The U.S. continues to monitor the situation through Radnet, a system of 100 radiation monitors overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pepperdine University officials are also following developments for any changes. Additional information is available from the resources below:
- The California Department of Public Health has opened a phone hotline to address concerns regarding local radiation exposure. The hotline is (916) 341-3947.
- The Centers for Disease Control has also opened a line for those with questions (800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4696. Additional information is available on their web site http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/.
- The World Health Organization www.who.int
- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://www.nrc.gov/
- The Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/radiation/
- Southern California Air Quality Management District http://www.aqmd.gov/news1/2011/Radiationmonitoring.htm
- EPA link to common sources of radiation exposure in everyday life (please scroll to the bottom of the page) http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/understand/perspective.html