In the event of an imminent on-campus flood, the extent and time of a flood warning will largely dictate the course of action. The University of the Pacific Flood Plan provides guidelines and establishes protocols to offices and departments for an organized response to a flood.
Please note: As part of the University's Business Contingency Plan (BCP), all departments are expected to have a plan in place to respond to a flood.
Initial Contact Response:
- Upon notification of a potential flood by the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services, one of the co-chairs of the Pacific Alert Team will activate the Team and monitor the situation and initiative flood prevention plans. If a flood were to occur, the President (or her/his designee) will decide if the campus is to be evacuated, the length of the campus evacuation/closure, and when classes and normal University operations will resume.
- Once a decision has been made to evacuate or close the campus, notification will be sent to University community via Pacific Connect (e-mail, voice mail, and text), campus IP phones, e-news, the University emergency website, and an e-mail sent to the entire University.
- Regularly check the University's Emergency website (emergency.pacific.edu) for updates and information about when the campus will reopen. Do NOT return to campus until informed to do so via the emergency website.