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.