West Los Angeles
Pepperdine University officials continue to monitor several wildfires in Southern California. At this time, all University campuses remain open and classes will continue as regularly scheduled. If conditions change, University officials will update the community as soon as possible. Please continue to monitor the University’s Emergency Information Page for the latest information.
Pepperdine University officials are monitoring several wildfires in Southern California. Currently, all University campuses are open. However we are evaluating conditions that could impact specific campuses, particularly Encino and West L.A. If campus conditions change we will notify the community as soon as possible. We will update this information by noon today.
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.
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.