Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for the Santa Monica Mountains beginning at noon on Friday, December 2, 2016 and continuing through Saturday, Decemeber 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. 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.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  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,, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 15.

Operations Normal

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Currently all reports indicate that roadways leading to the Malibu campus are open. CHP has reported minor mud slides, rocks and debris on canyon roads leading to the Malibu area.  Motorist are being warned to drive cautiously watching for potential road hazards. Although Public Works is regularly traveling through the canyons clearing new debris, drivers should still watch out for rocks on the roadway to prevent tire damage.

Information about current road conditions is also available on the Pepperdine Road Condition Hotline at (310) 506-ROAD (or X7623) or the Department of Public Safety web site at . Conditions will be updated as new information is received.

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.