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Red Flag Warning

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

FYI – The National Fire Weather service issued a red flag warning which will be in effect from 6 AM until  6 PM, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, for gusty winds and low relative humidity over most of Los Angeles and Ventura County as well as interior San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.

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.

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, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.

Weekend Weather Advisory

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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).

Crime Prevention Notice

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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.

Temmer

Desmond Temmer, 47 year old white male, 6’1″, 170 lbs, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

Temmer's Vehicle

2003 White Mazda Pickup with California License Plate 8U67398

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

Red Flag Warning

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The National Fire Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Monica Mountains (and other areas) beginning this morning at 4:00 am and going through tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6 at 3:00 pm. Strong surface high pressure building into the great basin tonight will set the stage for a moderate Santa Ana wind event across the area. The strongest Northeast winds will occur across Ventura & Los Angeles counties, with the winds developing across the mountains then filtering down to the coastal and valley areas. The winds will peak in strength this morning then slowly diminish this afternoon as the offshore winds develop. Relative humidity will drop overnight and bottom out in the low teens and single digits on today. Given the combination of gusty winds & low relative humidity, critical fire weather conditions are expected across all coastal areas of Los Angeles County.

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.

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, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.

Pepperdine Officials Monitor Wildfire in Ventura County

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Pepperdine University is closely monitoring the Camarillo Springs Fire and weather conditions in Southern California. The University’s campuses in Malibu and Westlake Village are not currently threatened by the fire. Pepperdine will continue to remain in close contact with appropriate county and state agencies to ensure the safety of our campus community.

For the latest information regarding road closures, please call: 310-506-ROAD (7623).

Update Regarding Brush Fire in Ventura County

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

At this time, Pepperdine’s Malibu and Westlake Village campuses are not threatened by the Camarillo Springs Fire.  However, we continue to monitor the situation closely, as today is another Red Flag warning day with weather conditions favorable to wild land fire activity.

Pepperdine’s plans to address the risk of wild land fires are well-practiced by experienced staff who have managed brushfire situations in the past.  The University’s Emergency Operations Committee is on standby and has been closely monitoring the Camarillo Springs Fire and has staff resources present at the fire department’s incident command post.  These precautions are routine and precautionary.  Pepperdine enjoys a close and trusted relationship with the fire department and receives the latest accurate information from fire officials in order to make the best decisions to protect our community.  Further, Pepperdine has resources on campus to shelter-in-place community members if a brushfire threatens the Malibu campus.  Further detail about this practice can be found at: http://emergency.pepperdine.edu/shelter-in-place/.

The University’s plans call for early announcements to our community and guests to alert them of necessary precautions to take in the event the campus is threatened.

Notice Regarding Brush Fire in Ventura County

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Multiple agencies are fighting a large brush fire in Ventura County, near the Camarillo grade between Camarillo and Newbury Park. The fire is moving toward Newbury Park south of the 101 Freeway. Evacuations are in effect. Many University employees live in this area of the Conejo Valley, and some of their homes could become affected. If impacted employees need to attend to their families or homes, they should feel free to do so while coordinating with their supervisors. The EOC is monitoring the situation, and we have DPS presence at the fire command post. There is no threat to the Malibu or Westlake Village campuses at this time, however the fire is not under control and strong winds are spreading the fire rapidly.

No Health Threat For U.S. West Coast From Low Concentration Radioactive Particles From Japan

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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:

At this time there are no indications of a risk to the U.S. west coast.

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

State and federal health officials do not believe that radiation from Japan will create a harmful health threat to the U.S. west coast. Nevertheless, Pepperdine University officials are closely monitoring the situation for any changes. The U.S. Department of Energy has activated the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center to determine how the radiation would disperse in the atmosphere from Fukushima, and we are following that progress. At this time there are no indications of a risk to the U.S. west coast. Pepperdine remains poised and prepared to respond to various types of emergencies; we maintain food, water, medical, and other supplies for use in an emergency, and our staff practices emergency response. We communicate widely to our student community so that all should know how and where to get instructions during emergencies. Please see our emergency webpage at emergency.pepperdine.edu for further information.

Today’s Power Outage

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Due to a lightning strike, an unexpected regional power outage occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m., which included Pepperdine’s Malibu and Westlake Village campuses. Power was restored to both campuses at approximately 11:50 a.m. Southern California Edison does not expect further interruptions from this situation. Roughly 90,000 customers were impacted. At this time power has been restored for roughly half of those customers.

While maintenance related power outages had been scheduled in the Malibu area, they were canceled due to the approaching storm and were not related to this incident.

For further information on how you should respond and how the University responds to Power Outages please see the University’s Emergency Information Page at: http://emergency.pepperdine.edu/power-outages/.

Contact the Office of Insurance & Risk at (310) 506-4410 with any questions.