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All Operations Normal

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Welcome to Pepperdine University’s Emergency Information website. CURRENTLY ALL UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS ARE NORMAL.

The University is mindful of the predicted weather events for this week, January 4-8.  These events may include significant rainfall and/or high winds.  Pepperdine has been preparing for months for the possibility of serious winter storms connected with the predicted El Nino weather pattern.  If needed, we will update this website with details about the storms or current weather conditions and any impacts they might have on University operations.

This Emergency Information Web site may be accessed via a link on Pepperdine University’s Home Page at anytime. You may wish to save the URL for easy referencing in the event of an emergency impacting Pepperdine University in Malibu, or any of its campuses. During an emergency, information on this site will be updated regularly to keep students, faculty, staff, and family members informed with accurate and current information.

In addition to briefings which are posted during an emergency, this site makes it easy for you to obtain the latest information or road conditions affecting the Malibu campus. In the event of an emergency, the latest information will be posted at the top of this page.

Pepperdine’s Toll Free Emergency Hotline: (888) 286-5659.

The recorded message is updated regularly during emergency situations.

Information about current road conditions is also available on the Road Condition Hotline at (310) 506-ROAD (7623).

To report an emergency on the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then please call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Public Relations and News at (310) 506-4138.

Southern California Edison Planned Power Outage – Monday, December 28

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has scheduled a planned power outage that will affect portions of the Pepperdine University Malibu campus on Monday, December 28, 2015. For approximately 12 hours, from 8 AM to 8 PM, select areas of the Malibu campus will have no SCE provided power.

Areas in RED will not have SCE provided power during the outage.

The Malibu campus map shows in red the areas that will be without Southern California Edison power during this time. However, select portions of these affected areas and some limited systems will run on emergency backup power. Areas of the map marked in green will remain unaffected by the outage.

Campus operators and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will remain available and operational during this time. If you have any questions and/or concerns during the outage on December 28, please contact DPS at (310) 506-4442.

Please turn off your computers, printers, and all electronic devices prior to the outage to prevent damage and the loss of any electronic data.

 

Monitoring Latigo Canyon Wildfire

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Pepperdine University is closely monitoring a fire in Latigo Canyon located north of the Malibu campus. The University’s Malibu campus is not currently threatened by the fire. Los Angeles County Fire are utilizing Alumni Park for landing zone operations. Pepperdine will continue to remain in close contact with appropriate county and state agencies to ensure the safety of our campus community.

In the event of a campus-wide emergency, Pepperdine community members will be notified via phone, text, and/or e-mail by Everbridge, the University’s emergency communications system.

Pepperdine Monitoring Washington D.C. Threat

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Pepperdine University is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff members wherever they are in the world.  We are aware of the recent video in which a purported member of ISIS makes a threat of violence against Washington, DC.  The FBI has released a statement noting that at this time there does not appear to be a specific or credible threat to the United States.  However, Pepperdine University will continue to closely monitor the situation and will share more information with our community as needed.  We work closely with local and national government agencies as well as a private global security firm in order to do our best to protect our community as is reasonably possible.