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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 National Fire Weather Service is reporting Santa Ana wind conditions beginning this morning and continuing through 4 a.m. Tuesday morning across the Santa Monica Mountains. In mountain areas, potentially damaging wind gusts of 60-65mph are possible, with 40-50mph gusts occurring along the coast and in the valley. Watch for downed tree limbs and power lines, and use caution if driving a high profile vehicle. Strong winds elevate the fire weather concern, but a Red Flag Warning has not been issued.
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.