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Malibu Campus Power Outage Update

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The Malibu Campus has experienced a power outage, reportedly due to downed power lines. Power is not immediately expected to be restored.

Therefore, all classes on the Malibu campus only are cancelled for the remainder of today, Friday October 30.

Critical Support Personnel (CSP) as designated by their Supervisor, should follow departmental established protocols for determining whether to remain on campus or be released for the remainder of the day. All other faculty and staff are released for the remainder of the day.

Malibu Campus Power Outage

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The Malibu campus is currently experiencing a power outage along with the wider Malibu community. University personnel are responding and additional information will be shared with the University community as it is available.

El Niño Preparedness and Campus Hillsides

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According to the most recent reports of weather experts and emergency preparedness agencies, El Niño conditions continuing through this winter remain a probability. This El Niño is predicted by some to be one of the strongest on record. Due to the probability of disruptive weather over the coming months, Pepperdine University has been implementing a comprehensive El Niño preparedness plan.  These preparations include, among other things, inspection and maintenance of drainage systems, coordination among emergency responders, preparation for sandbag deployment, and an evaluation of areas on campus that may be most affected by substantial rainfall, including our hillsides.

To that end, a material called Flexterra has been applied to some of the slopes throughout campus to help control erosion. This high performance, flexible growth medium bonds directly to the soil and helps a mixture of native seeds establish and grow. Flexterra is considered one of the most sustainable and effective ways of minimizing soil loss and runoff, and because it is hydraulically applied, it has no nets or threads to endanger wildlife.  It is also safe for animals and humans, biodegradable, and non-toxic.  The initial bright green color will last about two weeks before fading into a more neutral green and brown. The material has been applied on the slopes across from the TAC and the Seaver Main lot, at the School of Law, and at the Drescher Campus Student Residential Complex.

Should you have any questions, please call our Insurance & Risk Office at (310) 506-4410.

Tsunami Advisory Issued for the California Coast

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A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for coastal areas of California, extending from San Onofre State Beach in the south to Ragged Point in the north. Between now and mid-morning tomorrow, beach areas may be affected by rough waters and strong currents. Please avoid the beach, harbors, marinas, and other waterfront areas. Though waves and currents are expected to be stronger than usual, land inundation is not expected. Please check the National Weather Service page for updates: http://forecast.weather.gov.

Tsunami Advisory

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COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACHCALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGEDPOINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUISOBISPO/

738 PM PDT WED SEP 16 2015

…THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL   AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH CALIFORNIA   /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED POINT   CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS   OBISPO/…

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THIS COASTAL AREA… MOVE OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED OR IS ALREADY OCCURRING.  AREAS IN THE ADVISORY SHOULD NOT EXPECT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION.  TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF WAVES DANGEROUS MANY HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL TIME.  THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.

AT 355 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON SEPTEMBER 16 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.3 OCCURRED OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE.

ESTIMATED TSUNAMI START TIMES FOR SELECTED SITES ARE…

NEWPORT BEACH                CALIFORNIA          446 AM.  PDT. SEPTEMBER 17.

LOS ANGELES HARBOR       CALIFORNIA          447 AM.  PDT. SEPTEMBER 17.

SANTA BARBARA                  CALIFORNIA          506 AM.  PDT. SEPTEMBER 17.

PORT SAN LUIS                    CALIFORNIA          510 AM.  PDT. SEPTEMBER 17.

THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE HTTP://NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.