Flooding in the
University area will typically be the result of
torrential rains or mechanical problems. Water
damage will probably be confined to ground floor
area; and for short periods of time.
Accomplishment of shutdown procedures of the
areas that may be affected by flooding is of
primary consideration to prevent fire, explosion
and electrical hazards.
pumping will begin as soon as water levels
threaten. Any area flooded or evacuated will be
sealed off by barricades to prevent injury to
students and employees; and to prevent pilferage
and interference with emergency operations.
dangerous conditions to students and employees
have been reduced, immediate attention will be
turned to minimizing the damage or loss to
property and equipment by water. Sand bags will
be used where feasible to protect against flood
waters. Teams will be organized to remove
student records and other SULC vital documents
to safety. Damage assessment will be continually
reported to the Campus Emergency Coordinator or
the Emergency Operations Center.
Flooding caused by pipe break, sink overflow, or
other plumbing problem:
Try to identify the source of the
water and turn it off if this can be done
If flooding is caused by pipe
break, sink overflow, or other plumbing problem
notify Facilities Operations. Do not leave a
voice mail message, make sure you talk with
Facilities Operations staff.
After hours notify University
Provide sufficient information
(building, floor, room, degree of flooding, or
potential damage due to the flooding).
Flooding caused by heavy rain:
If the flooding
is caused by heavy rains, notify Facilities
leave a voice mail message; make sure you talk
with Facilities Operations staff.
After business hours notify
Attempt to close doors and
windows to prevent water from entering, if
possible and safe to do so.
Focus resources on minimizing the
spread of water into other areas of the
Do not enter a flooded area until
staff electricians have deactivated all
Protect property and equipment:
Protect property and records by
removing items from floors and / or covering
with water resistant coverings.
Unplug electrical equipment such
as computers and printers, etc.
After business hours, the
department head or responsible individual(s) for
the area affected should be notified.
The department head or other
responsible party should make necessary
arrangements to salvage damaged movable
equipment, supplies and other materials.
Evacuate personnel and report additional
Evacuate personnel as needed.
Notify University Police or utilize the fire
alarm system if an immediate evacuation is
Post a staff member at the
entrance to the flooded area to keep out
Complete Damage Assessment Forms